New Mexico Art Tells its History

Botanical Layout: Peony

Botanical Layout: Peony, 1979
Betty Hahn (American, born 1940)
lithograph 22 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (57.2 x 47 cm)
Gift of Roberta C. DeGolyer, 1991

Betty Hahn is a photographer who experimented with alternative photographic processes. Many of her artworks look like paintings or collages, rather than photographs. In her series of flowers, she creates botanical illustration-like images of flowers with cyanotype and lithographic processes. An advantage of these processes is that artists can create photographs that can be drawn on and altered in a handcrafted manner that looks different from usual photographs.

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