Books: Turning Daydreams Into Art, Via Cyanotypes

By David Schonauer   Thursday March 4, 2021

Vanessa Leroy describes her new book, titled there's a place i want to take you, as a map of her experience of Black childhood. The autobiographical handmade book leans on the cyanotype process to turn Leroy’s daydreams into art, notes NPR. Leroy says she draws inspiration for her work from artists who create worlds — artists like Lorna Simpson, Ana Mendieta and the Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. She adds that she is particularly intrigued by the meeting of nature and manmade elements. 

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