The Photo-Inversion Flower

Photographic Prints

Small (8.0" x 10.3")


Limerick, Ireland

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Sizing Information

Small 8.0" x 10.3"
Medium 12.0" x 15.4"
Large 16.0" x 20.5"
X large 20.0" x 25.6"


  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth


Wall Art


Artist's Description

Does what it says on the tin. The Photo-Inversion Flower grows nowhere on Earth.
But you never know.
Its translucent petals show anything behind it in negative. Possible causes for this are the presence of cyanoethyl cobaloxime complexes in the petals but sadly none have ever been recovered for study due to the very probable non-existence of it.
It is also commonly known as the Catarli flower, this is thought to be a reference to Ctrl + i

It is pictured here on a wrought-iron gate (actually stainless steel) to show the effect, the design of which is mostly geometric and has a solid plate welded in behind the lightbulb which is a symbol for thought. The whole thing took about two weeks and I spent the first measuring out the gate and pillars meticulously. Then I put in the lightbulb and the flower. I spent as long rubbing stuff out as I did laying stuff down and left the patina on the lower end of the gate, that’s at least how dark the page would be if I hadn’t erased everything in the gaps around the different elements as I went along.
If anyone actually wants a copy let me know and I’ll go get it scanned properly. I only uploaded a small one here as the transfer was going so slowly at full size.
If anybody’s curious to know what’s beyond the gate the answer is a page

Pencil on A3 and PS
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