Blue Hour (The Last Light), 2016 at TOAST Bath, UK. Cyanotype prints on kozo washi.
The Last Light print installation marking the Winter Solstice was selected from over 900 works from UK makers to be presented in the window of TOAST in Bath for the month of February. To see the work of the other 10 successful makers, visit www.travels.toa.st
'Schofield’s work is a unique record of sunlight on the Winter Solstice. In the days leading up to the shortest day of the year she imposed upon herself a routine of hand making 160 sheets of Japanese kozo washi (mulberry paper). Before sunrise on 21st December 2016 she painted each sheet of paper with a UV sensitive coating and attached them to the interior wall of a derelict shooting hut in the Northumberland National Park. As light touched the paper between dawn and dusk each piece became a print of the day’s light.'