A book of deeply personal and lush photographs, drawings, and writing, Blue Violet is Cig Harvey’s celebration of the natural world and the senses.
Blue Violet is a vibrant meditation on the procession of seasons, sensory abundance, and the magic in everyday life. Part art book, botanical guide, historical encyclopedia, and poetry collection, Blue Violet is a compendium of beauty, color, and the senses. Plants, flowers, and our experience of the natural world are the threads that tie this unique book together. Exploring the five senses, Blue Violet takes the reader on a personal journey through nature and the range of human emotions. As with her previous three titles–You Look At Me Like An Emergency, Gardening at Night, and You an Orchestra You a Bomb–this book invites the reader to pause, laugh, cry, create, and become more aware of the natural world. Images and text in a variety of forms (prose poetry, recipes, lists, research pieces, diagrams) focus on immediate experience to understand the vibrancy of the senses on memory and feelings.
Praise for Blue Violet
“A glorious, sensual, poignant collection of botanical photographs, drawings and writings, which is part-art book, part-historical guide and part-poetry collection.”
“An immersive experience of color, beauty, emotion and text.”
“Blue Violet is Harvey’s very personal contemplation on plants, flowers and our experience of the natural world. Exploring a range of human emotions, the book offers images and text in a variety of forms (prose poetry, recipes, lists, research pieces, diagrams), focusing on immediate experience, and on the vibrancy of the senses on memory and feelings.”
“A gorgeous book . . . that also doubles as interesting decor on a coffee table. The book is filled with deeply personal and lush photographs, drawings, and writings, and is . . . unique and immersive, with an emphasis on plants and the natural world.”
“This book is a dream.”
—Stella Bugbee, Editor-at-Large, The Cut
“In her highly creative new monograph, artist Cig Harvey uses her camera to capture the magic of everyday life and bring a new perspective to plants, flowers and nature. Combining art book, botanical guide, historical encyclopaedia and poetry collection in one, Blue Violet is a real feast for the senses.”