Mary Lynn Burke

Wainui Waking

Wainui Waking

This Solar Signature created on March 12th, 2021 at the powerful and reknowned surf location, Wainui Beach in Gisborne, New Zealand.  Images and videos above display the process of creating  unique cyanotype pieces.  


Solar Signatures are works created without a camera or a lens, but are original photographs on paper, straight from the heart of our Mother. I hope you enjoy.


Title: Wainui Waking

Body of Work: Solar Signatures

Saltwater Cyanotypes on Watercolor Paper, framed and matted

Price includes Framing and Matting as shown in photographs. 

(Additional Solar Signatures to be added weekly, presale requests accepted)

Artist signature at bottom right.  

Original Saltwater Cyanotype on Watercolor Paper, Framed 

Original Cyanotype size: A3, 297x420mm

Frame dimensions: Total size 55cm × 42cm, 20mm deep.

  • Original cyanotype on acid-free watercolor paper, framed as shown in oak.

  • Shipping cost is added at checkout. FREE shipping in New Zealand. 

For more information about my process, please see thumbnail videos above.


Please note that while I do my best to represent the true colours of the cyanotypes, they will still differ from screen to screen and depend on the lighting of your place and time of the day.  Cyanotypes naturally evolve and shift over time, in response to different environments. You may notice the difference in photos above, photographed over seasons.


Solar Signatures:  Artist Statement: 

The day brought us rain and a southerly wind. Just enough sun filtered through the clouds to provide me the ability to experience the glimmers, shadows and reflections that grace us. The sun paints this planet, brings us rainbows and all life joyfully receives a moment to dazzle. My gratefulness for the light and warmth of the sun and the healing and humbleness brought to me by this force of the sea has me diving deeper into my work, striving to encapsulate this emotion.


I would like to surrender to the mystery and sacredness of our planet, by allowing the elements of nature become center stage. I will arrive unencumbered and join in the symphony of my surroundings.


I returned from the beach today with this camera-less impression on paper, impossible without the light of our sun and the movement of the sea, an original Wainui Beach signature.


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