Flower Meanings & Symbolism

Flowers are convey messages as each and every flower is attributed with some meaning. Flowers have been associated with humans throughout history and are often found be an indispensable ingredient in various celebrations and rituals.

Combining inspiration from nature with 19th century symbolism, Tim Layton creates artist original handmade silver gelatin fine art floral abstract artwork that transcends time and reveals the unseen.

Just like impressionistic painters of the 19th century, Tim Layton's Arte Astratta Botanica is inspired by the mystery and beauty of nature. 

His artistic and symbolic use of form, shapes, light, shadows, and tonal values work together to tell stories that bring beauty and new meaning to any space in your home or office. 

"When you see one of my Arte Astratta Botanica collectible gallery prints, I want you to feel like you are viewing an impressionist painting that was made in the 19th century." -Tim Layton

Each piece of artwork in the Arte Astratta Botanica collection has a deeper meaning than meets the eye at first glance. 

Can you decipher the story behind each piece of art?

Flower Database

Stargazer Lily Stargazer LilyStargazer Lily
Celosia (Cockscomb) Celosia FlowersCelosia Flowers


Pulling from the meaning of botanical subjects established in the Victorian era, I carefully plan and sculpt every aspect of my artwork, just like the original painters of the 19th century. 

I use shapes, shadows, lines, and tonal values along with a thoughtful composition to tell important stories. 

Just like Impressionist painters I choose my tools and materials wisely.  Every step of my handmade workflow keeps me closely connected to my artwork. 

In spite of its enormous size, weight, and high expenses associated with using an ultra large format photography, I acquired a new 14x17 ultra large format view camera and handmade Pictorial signature soft focus lens for this collection because I wanted to create the ultimate botanical artwork for discerning art buyers and collectors.

I will use these exact same tools for the rest of my life and then my son will do the same.  While contemporary photographers continue to chase the newest and latest gear, we continue to hone our skills and deepen our relationship with our tools.

It is my sincere hope that you enjoy this collection and I can bring joy and new meaning to your home or office.