A unique illustration and design technique.
Flower Empath – Book Commissioned by – Mary Lyons – Canberra Australia – 2020 -2021
This is the second book that has helped Mary Lyons establish herself as an inspirational artist through nature photography and inspirational writing.
This latest piece takes her creativity one step further with custom made illustrations that help tie her ideas together by combining the photography and poetic musings into one vision of Photo-poetry.
For Mary, this is the culmination and refinement of over 15 years of dedicated artistry that began through the lens of the camera, to capture and share life’s true rich inner flowering beauty and meaning.
Mary’s unique intuitive interpretation of nature and ability to see worlds within worlds encourages you to slow down and take a closer look at the world around you with an inspired new lens and uplifted feel.
With some direction from Mary, but with a refreshing amount of creative freedom I was able to develop this new style of illustration by using her existing imagery and turning it into a unique and innovative book design. The final product combines illustration on one spread and then the supporting photos on the next.
From the examples shown here, you can see how we’ve made every 2 spreads tie together with a poetic theme such as ‘Quantum Surfing’ or ‘The Secret Spring’.
Macro photographer/creative writer
Mary Lyons is an Australian macro nature photographer and creative writer. She is based in Canberra, Australia. This beautiful coffee table book serves to be inspirational and motivational by using a unique combination of macro flower photography from the Canberra Floriade, combined with inspirational writing and custom illustration.
Mary sees worlds within worlds and showcases the ideas that are inspired by the close-up images of flowers. Her passion for Creative Writing and Poetry is all tied together in this well thought out and uniquely designed book of Photo-poetry and custom illustration.
As shown in some of these examples, a macro image of a flower could become a mountain, a wave, volcano or a cloud allowing integration between the poems and the images. I think this was a unique way of interpreting the macroscopic world of flowers within the more commonly observed world of nature and I’m quite proud of what we were able to produce together.