Well known for her circular cyanotypes Chloe’s technique explores the endless possibilities of using and manipulating a photographic image. Cyanotype is a complex photographic printing process that produces cyan-blue images. This is one of the oldest photographic printing processes in the history of photography. The process was discovered by the scientist and astronomer Sir John Herschel in 1842. Herschel used the cyanotype process so that he could reproduce mathematical tables along with other notes and diagrams. Chloe uses collage and mixed
media techniques aided by the suns light as well as darkroom alchemy.
McCarrick’s collection is inspired by the likes of Margaret Fountaine, a Victorian lepidopterist, Boudiccia; a British Queen who led a revolt against the Roman Empire, Mae Jamison; an American engineer and astronaut who was the first black woman to travel into space. From Greek Gods to famous pioneers, Chloe’s work a beautiful celebration of their lives, their achievements and how many of them have shaped history.
Images in Frames and Chloe hope that you feel naturally connected to the work, the technique as well as each artworks story. Each piece has been crafted with the intention to celebrate the subject.
Chloe has exhibited worldwide, appearing at the prestigious Salon De Beaux Arts in Paris, The Affordable Art Fair in New York and London as well as Every Woman Biennial; the world’s largest showcase of female art in Britain. She has also been widely mentioned and featured in several publications. Her work is now held in the permanent heritage collection for Le Salon Des Beaux Arts foundation in Paris and she was nominated as a Rising Star for both Saatchi Art & The Other Art Fair as well as The Crafts Council UK in 2019, 2020 and 2021.