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Date of publication: December 2013

Artist's Edition

11 x A5 325gsm cards
(including frontispiece, title card & colophon)
Foldover Coverband
Artist's Editions folder
Unique glass plate photogram
Edition of 11

Standard Edition

148 x 210mm booklet
Edition of 250

Flowers of Abeyance is a series of 11 glass plate photograms produced by the contemporary artist known as Flowerville. These exquisitely beautiful artefacts are a form of cameraless photography, in which the object of attention is exposed directly to the light-sensitive material, without mediation from a focussing device. In the hands of Flowerville, the result is an incredibly pure and intimate portrait of the natural world.

Flowers of Abeyance is the second publication of the ARTIST'S EDITIONS imprint - extremely limited pressings of work using the finest available materials, and accompanied by one-of-a-kind prints, media or objects.

Each Artist's Edition of Flowers of Abeyance comprises a set of 11 A5 cards, including a frontispiece, title card, colophon and excerpt from Amiel's Journal, translated by Mary Augusta Ward (1891). Each photogram is reproduced front and back, in order to properly convey the physicality of the glass plate medium. The set is sealed by a coverband and presented in an Artist's Edition folder.

Accompanying each of the 11 exemplars is a unique glass plate photogram from the series. There are two different types:

4 x Wellington 9 x 12cm glass plates
7 x Kodak B40 2.5in x 3.5in glass plates

To see some photographs of the edition, please visit the dedicated Artist's Editions website.


The Artist's Editions of Flowers of Abeyance are now sold out.

However, each of the photograms in the series is published in a standalone booklet.