To connect the themes in my project to the history of American vegetable gardening, especially the WWII era victory gardens, where Americans grew 60% of their produce during the war, Ivana creates prints with a vintage aesthetic. She wants to evoke a sense of nostalgia for a time when more people grew food in the backyard and community gardens by using an analog 8" x 10" camera to record in exquisite detail the gorgeous textures of the fruits and vegetables. Baroque inspired lighting glistens off the dewdrops on the freshly harvested produce. These prints are handmade 8" x 10" cyanotypes on 100% cotton paper in an edition of 15. The serene blue color palette conjures the inner peace Ivana experiences through connecting with the life giving capacities of the earth, through cultivation and care of the plants. To learn more, click here to read the full artist statement about the Sustain Series.