Photographs by Sean Perry. Text by Roy Flukinger.
Cloverleaf Press, Austin, 2006. 30 pp., 10 carbon pigment prints and 1 platinum/palladium print, 9x8".
Exploring themes of electricity, shadow and solidity,Transitory is Sean Perry's photographic study of architecture & the built environment. With these images Perry has rendered static structures as symbols, revealing an unexpected beauty and graceful clarity. This project invites brief passage into a world void of linear events, leaving the echo of the places and things felt, not seen.
Transitory: The Abstract, the first volume in a series of three, is a plate book featuring ten tipped-in artist prints and one free-standing platinum print. Including a foreword by Roy Flukinger, Research Curator of Photography & Film at the Harry Ransom Center, it is letterpress-printed and hand-bound in a quarter leather binding. The book and platinum print are enclosed in a full cloth drop spine box. Handmade by book artist Jace Graf and published by Cloverleaf Press in a limited edition of eighty-seven numbered and signed copies.
In addition to notable private collections, Transitory: The Abstract is held in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Wittliff Collection of Southwestern and Mexican Photography.