latent image (2013)

two watercolour illustrations from a botany book published in 1836, but judging by the minimal wear and tear, seen seldom since

I photographed these immaculate illustrations in the library of the glasgow botanic gardens, hand held, the book propped open by a window

then I edited them together into a single image using a pixel value difference function: the change of brightnesses across the image makes visual sense

the original images were harmoniously laid out on their individual pages: together, that harmony plays like a chord

another:

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