The Golden Rose

Dianne Longley – Title of Book: The Golden Rose
Medium: 20 pages, 10 photopolymer prints relief-printed and hand-coloured, on Velin Arches 300gsm paper, 10 pages of text photocopied onto glassine overlays, booklet of 12 pages, folio in purple buckram with gold text.
Size: folio slipcase 54.5 x 40 x 2cm, prints 53.5 x 39.3cm
Edition of 16: signed and numbered, 1995
Brief Description: The Golden Rose folio was the first to use photopolymer plates. Utilising digital files, the complex though subtle images illuminate stages of life through the language of flowers. From the ‘Dog Rose’, to the ‘Peace Rose’, traditional symbolism is combined with personal symbolism to produce surreal, almost religious images. The folio is evocative of the discipline and silence found in medieval books of hours.

View works from the book in the slideshow below.