Coronus Imperialis by James Allen

Corona Imperialis is a book excavation made during the pandemic using a book filled with illustrations of the flowers of the palatial grounds at Eichstätt, Bavaria. The book serves as my memorial to those lost to the Corona Virus. Colorful flowers emerge above pages that curl down like leaves or petals.

Artist Bio

James Allen currently lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee. He has shown his work at museums and galleries across the country including Bellevue Arts Museum, Morris Museum, Whatcom Museum, Cameron Art Museum, and Brooklyn Central Library. His book excavations are also in special collections libraries at UCLA, Ringling College of Art and Design, John's Hopkins University, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, University of Puget Sound, Baylor University, Swarthmore College, Virginia Commonwealth University, and University of Colorado Boulder.