When Dorothée Wycart discovered a box of family photographs, it became clear to her that these were not simply family archives, but a testament to the past. These were family secrets buried before the tragic loss of her parents. This family-oriented series sits at the intersection of the historical, the social, and the personal. This is a reappearance by way of the cyanotype process.
The usage of this process is highly meaningful. It is a return to the origins of photography, family, and the sources of life. The alchemy required to complete the process restores the demiurgical role of the artist, transposing creative chronologies, and combining the private and public spheres. Creativity is blended with everyday moments, prosaism with magic, and the land of the living with that of the dead.