Book Signing: Alexander Hamilton

Saturday 18 May 2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Studies In Photography, Publishers, P06

Throughout an art career that has spanned 50 years, Alexander Hamilton has explored the distinctive properties of the cyanotype process. His focus has always been to make connections with and reveal the wonders of nature. His investigations into the use of plants as symbols of male power and manipulation were revealed in his critically-acclaimed Peace Rose series in the early 1990s, which was followed by a ground-breaking exhibition at Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery, on the often- unseen effects of airborne pollution on plants.

Hamilton has been rewarded for his engagements with nature through numerous residencies and awards, including a Darwin award from the British Council, and a Leverhulme Trust Residency. For the artist, the cyanotype process allows him to reveal the story of each plant under his observation. His cyanotypes are not print ‘multiples’. As an artist, he is devoted to the practice of creating unique ‘unrepeatable’ images.