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bestiaries, environmental art, letterpress printing, animals in art, environmental protection in art, environmental ethics, environmental responsibility, plastic scrap, water conservation, wood engraving, artists' books


1 volume, 18 double leaves. "Intrusion is a modern bestiary that illustrates the conjured effects of human encroachment on nature and wildlife. These contemporary beasts are the amalgamation of animal bodies and environmental abuses - the illustrated outcomes of the human excesses of plastic bottles and bags, the unrestrained consumption of goods and the inordinate amount of garbage it creates, the imprudent disposal of decor and furniture, the overuse of water and the naive assumption that water is forever guaranteed, and the evolution of disease that is the consequence of carelessness "--Artist's statement, Vamp & Tramp, bookseller's website. "Text adapted from various online sources. Other text by the artist. Letterpress printed on Okawara mulberry paper from woodcuts on Baltic birch plywood, handset types, and photopolymer plates. Poetic verses on the reverse side are wriiten by the artist's son, Gus. Accordion binding by the artist with helpful conversations from Anna Embree. Printed in Gainesville, Florida."--Colophon Issued in slipcase with foil-stamped label. Accordion fold structure "12 tri-paneled pages.. Canson Ingres endsheets and pastedown. Dubletta and Duo book cloth on all enclosures--Vamp & Tramp, bookseller's website. Awarded the Jacque Mielke Award at the Bibliophoria V exhibition at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 2018

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Gainesville, Florida : Crooked Letter Press, 2017.


©Knudson, Ellen, Gainesville, FL: Crooked Letter Press, 2017.

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letterpress printing; mulberry paper; folded books; paper


30 x 19 cm




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