Madison Circus Space / 007


Original artwork: cyanotype monoprint with watercolor

The image is created from a trapeze performance in the April 2018 Skeleton Circus show. It is mounted on 11″x14″ canvas board and sold unframed.

As part of my Art for Madison Circus Space benefit series, all proceeds directly support the Madison Circus Space in ongoing programming of classes and events and our capital campaign to build a beautiful and permanent new home.

To purchase this piece, you may visit If you are able to pick up the piece at the circus space in Madison, please donate the amount listed here and include a note specifying which piece you are purchasing. If you need the piece shipped, please contact me first to make arrangements. 

Something about me

I’m a multimedia artist whose projects include fine art painting, photography, video production, metalworking and sculpture. This benefit series that I created for the Madison Circus Space represents a welcome merging of several of my artistic loves. I’m enthralled with the emotive physicality of dance and circus, and as a student aerialist at Madison Circus Space I love to practice, watch and photograph performance.

All images in this series are based on my photographs of circus shows, then composed and adjusted digitally for the cyanotype process, and finally hand printed and painted in a traditional manner — very messy, unpredictable and thoroughly satisfying.



This piece is an original cyanotype layered with pigments and finished with cold wax. Even before painting, the hand printing process produces natural variation in images, making each piece unique.

The historic cyanotype process sensitizes the printing surface with a solution of iron salts that is exposed to ultraviolet light, embedding the design into the fibers. After additional layers of color, a final wax finish is worked into the surface, making it unnecessary to display the work behind glass. Cyanotypes prefer a slightly acidic environment and are mounted with pH neutral materials. Slight fading is natural with exposure to bright light; place the piece in darkness for a couple of days to restore the deeper blue tones.


Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 14 × 11 × .2 in