Artist: Billy Soh Wee Leong
Title: I Lift Up My Eyes to the Mountains
Medium: Cyanotype sensitiser on Korean bark paper toned with soda ash solution
Size (cm): 68 x 203
I Lift Up My Eyes to the Mountains is a chemistry painting which involved spraying cyanotype sensitiser on Korean bark paper, shaping the paper into terraforms while exposing it under strong sunlight and rinsing the paper with water before toning it with a diluted soda solution.
Being a photographer, the artist is amazed by the process of exploring the photographic medium in the most minimal way and what the medium is capable of. Ink and paper spoke languages, while cyanotype sensitiser and paper added dimension to reacting with light.