Stockist Spotlight: Indigo Moth

Stockist Spotlight: Indigo Moth

A catch up with the artist behind Indigo Moth

We’ve had some gorgeous new stock of prints and cards from one of our regular stockists, Indigo Moth. We’ve met up with Caroline Hodgson, the brains behind Indigo Moth, to get to know her a little more and delve deeper into her love of Cyanotype.

What is it you find interesting about the materials and methods you use in your work?

Cyanotypes are a stunning collaboration between the sun, the elements and the natural world. I love the fact that you can use the natural elements to capture images directly from nature.

Cyanotype is a Victorian photographic process printing which uses sunlight to create vivid cyan-blue prints. It was initially developed in 1842 by Scientist and Astronomer Sir John Herschel, where it was used to create copies of drawings and diagrams. This is actually where the word ‘blueprint’ initiates from.

What is the inspiration behind your artwork?

Creating cyanotypes is naturally interwoven into my life as being outdoors is very important to me and nature has always inspired my art work. The cyanotype process enables me to combine all these elements as it very scientifically relies on all of them.

Tell us a bit about you

I studied and worked as an Art Psychotherapist for 20 years until August 2021, that’s when I decided it was time to leave my profession and focus full time on Cyanotype printing. Gradually, my small business, Indigo Moth Botanical Prints, has bloomed and I’m able to do what I enjoy the most, surround myself in nature and creativity.

We’ve loved finding out more about Caroline and her love of cyanotype and hope you have too. Make sure you come and have a browse at her collection.