Introducing Botanique

Introducing, drum roll, Botanique. I’m pleased that Botanique, my handmade, limited edition artist book of botanical prints is seeing the light of day! It’s very exciting when a new project is made physically manifest—particularly one that embodies as much craft and innovation as Botanique.

Yesterday Phyllis and I attended Codex, a show of handmade books. There were many wonderful objects in the show—but not much good photography, nor any books that I could see created using a pigment printer (letterpress was probably the predominant printing medium). So we look towards the future while acknowledging the past!

Star Magnolia by Harold Davis

Botanique includes three oversize pull-outs like the Star Magnolia panorama shown on Unryu washi paper

Acclaimed as “origami in a box” and said to be “destined for major museums,” Botanique is an innovative artist project that astutely blends old craft and cutting edge new technologies to create an exquisite limited edition art book and art object that is completely unique.

Botanique book plate

The display font used in Botanique is derived from Walt Whitman’s handwriting

Working together in their studio, legendary photographer and digital artist Harold Davis his wife, graphic designer Phyllis Davis, have combined advanced digital pigment printing with the luscious botanical art of Harold Davis. Every aspect of the project has been carefully designed and hand-crafted.

According to Popular Photography Magazine, the floral prints of Harold Davis “border on the spiritual.” Botanique contains twenty-one luscious floral prints that emerge delicately and seductively from the hand-assembled presentation box. The clam shell box measures approximately 9.25″ X 12.5″ X 1″ deep.

The Botanique project was originally successfully funded and crowd-sourced via a Kickstarter project.

Botanique is presented in a limited edition of 25 copies, with 5 Artist Proof copies. Each copy in the edition is hand-signed and numbered. Copies 1-10 are spoken for, but if you (or someone you like very much) enjoys floral art and beautiful things please consider one of the remaining copies. Please contact my studio for current pricing and availability.

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