WINTER TULIPS SIGNATURE COLLECTION
SILVER GELATIN GALLERY PRINTS
BY TIM LAYTON
“Tim Layton has the ability to transform the commonplace into the unforgettable”
Available in Sizes From 8"x10" Large Format Contact Prints To 40"x60" Murals
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The Winter Tulips Collection includes 8 artist original silver gelatin gallery-quality fine art prints that are handmade by Tim Layton in the darkroom. Each print in the collection has a different meaning that is drawn from history.
A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. Just like the tulip, there is room for everyone in this world. -Tim Layton
Originally from Persia and Turkey, tulips were brought to Europe in the 16th century, where they got their common name from the Turkish word for gauze (with which turbans were wrapped) - reflecting the turban-like appearance of a tulip in full bloom. By the 17th century, the popularity of tulips, particularly in the Netherlands, became so great that the price of a single bulb soared to new heights, causing markets to crash and putting into motion "tulip mania."
Although different tulip colors carry distinct meanings - yellow tulips symbolizing cheerful thoughts, white conveying forgiveness and purple representing royalty - a Turkish legend may be responsible for the red tulip's symbolism. The story goes that a prince named Farhad was love struck by a maiden named Shirin. When Farhad learned that Shirin had been killed, he was so overcome with grief that he killed himself - riding his horse over the edge of a cliff. It's said that a scarlet tulip sprang up from each droplet of his blood, giving the red tulip the meaning "perfect love."
The beauty and grace of a simple Tulips mean the flower has become a symbol for meanings like:
The Tulip is a classic flower of love, although it was considered more of a symbol for charity by the Victorians. The Turkish people who originally bred the flower considered it a symbol of paradise on earth, making it a part of many religious and secular poems and art pieces. While the Ottoman empire planted the bulbs to remind them of heaven and eternal life, the Dutch that popularized the flower considered it a reminder of how brief life can be instead. The link to love and passion developed primarily in the 20th and 21st centuries.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
These silver gelatin, selenium toned, fine art prints are available as an 8x10 large format contact print or murals up to 40"x60".
Each piece of artwork is personally printed by Tim Layton, processed to museum archival standards, signed, mounted, and matted on 100 percent rag museum board.
All prints are carefully prepared and packaged in specially designed protective shipping boxes, and shipped fully insured via UPS ground.
Normally there is a long waiting period for Tim's original prints. This is a rare opportunity to obtain a print with a much shorter waiting period (ships in 6-8 weeks).
My artwork is a direct portal to my heart and soul, and it communicates my deepest thoughts and emotions. I create every silver gelatin fine art print using the finest film, paper, and raw darkroom materials.
My fine art printmaking process is devoid of computers and digital gear on purpose. My darkroom-based methods are simple, yet elegant and allow me to produce gallery-quality artwork that is unparalleled by modern digital techniques.
I don't outsource any part of my process, so when you receive a piece of artwork from me, you know that my hands were directly involved in every step of the process.
Researchers and physicians have studied nature-based artwork for over fifty years. The body of research confirms that our sense of wellbeing instantly improves when we view photographs of natural subjects such as flowers, trees, and scenic vistas. Researchers also confirmed nature-based artwork lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and anxiety, and shortens recovery time from illness.
When viewing my black and white nature-themed art, something magical happens that is unexpected. Your mind engages in a way that isn’t possible if the art were in color. Your mind fills in the gaps and makes the natural subject the color that you want. You become part of the image, and you are my co-creator. Together, we create a positive and healing process that makes you walk away feeling easier and lighter.