This book tells the story of the Florilegium Solmentes project. It describes how the flowers were created using image-editing software and how the geometry of the flower led to some interesting diversions into the world of mathematics, optical illusions and pattern making. Included are eight original prints from leaves, (two with watercolour washes).
Florilegium Solmentes is a portfolio of twenty-four unique ‘digital’ flowers created by David Esslemont from ‘nature prints’ of leaves, from scanned petals and from other parts of plants found on his farm in northeast Iowa. Some flowers are wholly imaginary, others are loosely based on real specimens.
Illustrations include numerous leaves, petals and flowers, together with optical illusions and patterns, all in colour. Eight nature prints from leaves, two with watercolour washes.
Printed on an Epson inkjet printer on Zerkall mould-made paper and bound
by Esslemont in quarter leather with patterned paper sides.
79 pp., 255 x 165 mm (10 x 6.5 inches)
Thirty copies, of which ten are reserved for Florilegium portfolios.
The Making of Florilegium Solmentes: Nature prints & digital flowers
$300 (Quarter leather)
Published by Solmentes in October 2010.