Lamb’s Quarters or White Goosefoot

Known primarily for her etchings, after 1900 the American artist Bertha Jaques also made numerous photograms of wild flowers. Jaques placed the flowers on a sheet of cyanotype paper, which she exposed to light and then developed in water. The flower thus showed up as a white silhouette against a blue background. The simplicity of Jaques’ imagery gives it a great power of expression.