Some British Moths (In Search of Darkness)

by William Arnold in Hawkshead, Cumbria, England

I am making celestial and lepidopteran artwork as part of the Lumen Studios exhibition In Search of Darkness investigating light pollution.

by William Arnold in Hawkshead, Cumbria, England

We did it
On 4th September 2018 we successfully raised £455 with 12 supporters in 28 days

*** This series is going to be called Dark Spectacle.  Unfortunately, you can not change a project name once you have set up the Crowdfunder. 


*FOR PICTURES OF REWARDS/ PRINT SALE SCROLL TO BOTTOM! 

I am raising funds to aid the production of new artworks relating to the potential ecological consequences of light pollution.  The new works will initially be exhibited at the Lumen Studios show In Search of Darkness at Grizedale Forest Project Space in September and October 2018. 

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That constant city glow is the bane of the astronomer is well known. So too the common lepidopteran visitations when we leave the light on in a bedroom with the windows wide for a summer breeze.  In general, the physiological effects of artificial light on living organisms are perhaps less widely perceived.  My work in particular aims to draw attention to the potential impact of light pollution on trees, moths and the importance of preserving dark sky areas. 

In order to facilitate my work on this project and to support the continuation of my practice in general, I am running a summer print sale.  All prints below are available at a silly cheap  very reasonable price for a strictly limited period. 




REWARDS / PRINT SALE 

£20 - £100

All prints for sale below - postage included to UK addresses. For other destinations please add £10. 

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£20

Lucky dip from the archives!

Some small but original hand-printed (i.e not digital) work from the archives.
It could be anything but likely things would be a small cyanotype, or 7x5" landscape print, or cameraless photograph. Whatever, it will be nice and realistically worth more than 20 quid. You can email me with your preferences but no guarantees - it's a lucky dip!

£85

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International Space Station

Nancekuke, Cornwall, May 25th (00.00-00.15 approx) 2018

Archival pigment print from scanned negative. 

15x15" on  17" Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 305gsm  


£85

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Flight Paths

Grizedale Tarn, Cumbria, July 7th 2018

Archival pigment print from scanned negative. 

15x15" on  17" Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 305gsm


£85

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Polaris

Nancekuke, Cornwall, July 9th (00.00-00.45 approx) 2018

Archival pigment print from scanned negative. 

15x15" on  17" Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 305gsm


£85

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Clearing

Grizedale Forest, Cumbria, July 7th, 2018

Archival pigment print from scanned negative. 

15x15" on  17" Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 305gsm



£100 and upwards 

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Palmaria palmata (Dulse)

Hebridean seaweed specimen
silver-gelatin print (12x16")
1 in edition of 3 (unframed) 2017

£100

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Osmundea Pinnatifida  (Pepper dulse)

Hebridean seaweed specimen
silver-gelatin print (12x16")
1 in edition of 3 (unframed) 2017

£100 

For further images in this series please see my website here 

List of available titles below - all are silver-gelatin print (12x16")
1 in edition of 3 (unframed) 

Laminaria saccharina (Sugar kelp) - £100

Fucus serratus (Serrated kelp) - £100

Chondrus crispus (Carrageen) - £100 

Laminaria digitata (Kelp) - £100


£125

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CUCURBITA MAXIMUS

20 Cucurbits, grown by the artist, Elm Farm, 2017 

Photographed to scale. 

16x20" archival print on  17" Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 305gsm (edition of 10)


£235

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Lornicera Periclymenum - Common Honeysuckle

Suburban Herbarium 

Unique Camera-less silver-gelatin print (12x16") archivally framed with anti-reflective glazing - float mount - framed size (16x20") approx.

Signed with specimen details

One time only at this price! £235! (including UK delivery - please contact if outside of the UK)

Series details here 


£235

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Mentha aquatica - Water mint

Suburban Herbarium 

 Camera-less silver-gelatin print (12x16") archivally framed with anti-reflective glazing - float mount - framed size (16x20") approx.  (edition of 1 plus 1 artist proof) 

Signed with specimen details

One time only at this price! £235! (including UK delivery - please contact if outside of the UK)

Series details here 


£495

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Polaris, Nancekuke, 10/7/18

 Mixed media - blue toned gelatin-silver print, lepidoptera specimens. Square spot, tawny marbled minor, Dark spectacle, Rosy footman, Burnished brass, Rustic shoulder knot, Peacock, Light arches, The ear, Copper underwing, Uncertain...

20x16" framed. 


***NOT AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OF UK *** TOO FRAGILE 


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Grizedale Forest, 7/7/18 

gelatin-silver print, lepidoptera specimens (20x16")

Deilephila porcellus, Acronicta psi 


***NOT AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OF UK *** TOO FRAGILE 


£795

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Of Woodland and Arable Pasture

Entire series (2014/15)

30 unique silver-gelatin 7x5"  lith type prints on *vintage Forte fibre papers 

Supplied unframed in individual archival sleeves. 

Please see here for the whole series and details.  

*The papers used in the production of this work are up to 40 years old and display varying degrees of degradation.  The variability in the surface is part of the work. 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

13 of 20 claimed

Lucky dip from the archives!

Some small but original hand-printed (i.e not digital) work from the archives. It could be anything but likely things would be a small cyanotype, or 7x5" landscape print, or cameraless photograph. Whatever, it will be nice and realistically worth more than 20 quid. You can email me with your preferences but no guarantees - it's a lucky dip!

£85 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Nancekuke, Cornwall, May 25th

International Space Station Nancekuke, Cornwall, May 25th (00.00-00.15 approx) 2018 Archival pigment print from scanned negative. 15x15" on 17" Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 305gsm

£85 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Flight Paths Grizedale Tarn, Cumbria

Flight Paths Grizedale Tarn, Cumbria, July 7th 2018 Archival pigment print from scanned negative. 15x15" on 17" Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 305gsm

£85 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Polaris, July 9th

Polaris Nancekuke, Cornwall, July 9th (00.00-00.45 approx) 2018 Archival pigment print from scanned negative. 15x15" on 17" Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 305gsm

£85 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Clearing, Grizedale Forest

Clearing Grizedale Forest, Cumbria, July 7th, 2018 Archival pigment print from scanned negative. 15x15" on 17" Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 305gsm

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Palmaria palmata

Hebridean seaweed specimen silver-gelatin print (12x16") 1 in edition of 3 (unframed) 2017

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Laminaria saccharina

Hebridean seaweed specimen silver-gelatin print (12x16") 1 in edition of 3 (unframed) 2017

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Osmundea pinnatifida

Hebridean seaweed specimen silver-gelatin print (12x16") 1 in edition of 3 (unframed) 2017

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Fucus serratus

Hebridean seaweed specimen silver-gelatin print (12x16") 1 in edition of 3 (unframed) 2017

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Chondrus crispus

Hebridean seaweed specimen silver-gelatin print (12x16") 1 in edition of 3 (unframed) 2017

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Laminaria digitata

Hebridean seaweed specimen silver-gelatin print (12x16") 1 in edition of 3 (unframed) 2017

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Palmaria palmata (dulse)

Hebridean seaweed specimen silver-gelatin print (12x16") 1 in edition of 3

£125 or more

0 of 3 claimed

CUCURBITA MAXIMUS

CUCURBITA MAXIMUS 20 Cucurbits, grown by the artist, Elm Farm, 2017 Photographed to scale. 16x20" archival print on 17" Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 305gsm (edition of 10)

£235 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Lornicera periclymenum

Lornicera Periclymenum - Common Honeysuckle Suburban Herbarium Unique Camera-less silver-gelatin print (12x16") archivally framed with anti-reflective glazing - float mount - framed size (16x20") approx. Signed with specimen details One time only at this price! £235! (including UK delivery - please contact if outside of the UK)

£235 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Mentha aquatica

Mentha aquatica - Water mint Suburban Herbarium Camera-less silver-gelatin print (12x16") archivally framed with anti-reflective glazing - float mount - framed size (16x20") approx. (edition of 1 plus 1 artist proof) Signed with specimen details One time only at this price! £235! (including UK delivery - please contact if outside of the UK)

£495 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Polaris, Nancekuke, 10/7/18

Polaris, Nancekuke, 10/7/18 Mixed media - blue toned gelatin-silver print, lepidoptera specimens. Square spot, tawny marbled minor, Dark spectacle, Rosy footman, Burnished brass, Rustic shoulder knot, Peacock, Light arches, The ear, Copper underwing, Uncertain... 20x16" framed. ***NOT AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OF UK *** TOO FRAGILE

£495 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Grizedale Forest, 7/7/18

Grizedale Forest, 7/7/18 gelatin-silver print, lepidoptera specimens (20x16") Deilephila porcellus, Acronicta psi ***NOT AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OF UK *** TOO FRAGILE

£795 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Of Woodland & Arable Pasture

Of Woodland and Arable Pasture Entire series (2014/15) 30 unique silver-gelatin 7x5" lith type prints on *vintage Forte fibre papers Supplied unframed in individual archival sleeves. Please see here for the whole series and details. *The papers used in the production of this work are up to 40 years old and display varying degrees of degradation. The variability in the surface is part of the work.


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