You Are Eternity, You Are the Mirror is an exploration of beauty as an antidote to personal and political crisis. In times of heartache, disaster, and impasse, many turn to beauty found in the natural world for solace and refuge. Pairing these images with the writings of Kahlil Gibran underscores the significance and multiplicity of the notion of beauty in our lives.
These images are made from plants and flowers, which are photographed, printed on vellum, and hand-applied with 24k gold leaf, varnish, and wax. The project is inspired by Anna Atkins’s botanical studies as well as surrealist photographers like Florence Henri and Maurice Tabard, who manipulated imagery and materials to create multi-faceted, imagined spaces that deepened the viewer’s experience.
You Are Eternity, You Are the Mirror
Photographs by Marcy Palmer
On Beauty by Kahlil Gibran
Hardcover, 5 x 7 inches
96 pages, french folds with gold interior
Edition of 350
Trade Edition: $30.00
About Marcy Palmer
Marcy Palmer’s work circles around themes of home, beauty, nature, and science. Marcy has an M.F.A. in Photography & Related Media from the School of Visual Arts and a B.S. in Studio Art from Skidmore College.
Marcy’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including The Griffin Museum of Photography, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Center for Fine Art Photography, The Berlin Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography (GE), and other venues. Marcy’s work has been written about in The Boston Globe Sunday Edition, D Magazine, Ain’t-Bad, Lenscratch, and other publications. She currently resides in Dallas, TX.