Dianne Brehm Cacchioni
As a photo-based artist, I am often asked to explain the process of my work. Alas, here it is. It is complex from the inception of selecting the image from either slide, colour or black and white negative. From that point I usually create an inter negative after transferring the slide to wet watercolour paper on a smaller scale and transfer that allowing the underdeveloped dyes to soak in. I let it dry, re-photograph it in grids on a larger scale and transfer it to handmade paper. This handmade paper is made of Abaca linters from Indonesia. They are ripped, soaked, ground in a hollander machine, spread on screens, flatten, kooched onto large strips of non-stick fabric, then lifted and flattened on boards to dry. Phew!