Otto Marseus, Forest Floor......
Albrecht Durer, Orpine and Bugle
Albrecht Durer, Daffodils and Other Flowers ....
Dawson Turner, Fucus Digitatus, 1808 (Sea Flower)
Anselm Kiefer, For Robert Fludd, book pp. 19-20, 2003
Anslem Kiefer, Johannisnacht, 1987-1991
John Blakemore, Chimerical Landscapes 3, from Inscape
Basilius Besler's Book of Plants, Peony & Adder's Tongue
Suddenly, softly, as if a breath breathed
On the pale wall, a magical apparition,
The shadow of the jasmine, branch and blossom!
It was not there, it is there, in a perfect image;
And all is changed. It is like a memory lost
Returning without a reason into the mind...
And it seems to me that the beauty of the shadow
Is more beautiful than the flower; a strange beauty,
Pencilled and silently deepening to distinctness.
As a memory stealing out of the mind's slumber,
A memory floating up from a dark water,
Can be more beautiful than the thing remembered.
~ Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)
Albumen print photogram, circa mid-1900s