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Bug Book
Punctum Press, 2013. Hardcover. Fine. Hardcover. A small open edition with each copy being a little different as each includes a different selection of insects and photographs. This is the fourth one that Kristin has created and she plans on making one or two more. Kristin is a book artist, furniture maker, and teacher from Iceland. Her work typically address feelings, memory, and experience. After moving to America she became fascinated with insects; she says: "there are so many insects/bugs in this country that I have never seen. If they come my way I am happy to study them through my camera lens. I take the photographs using extension tubes. The tubes act similar to a macro lens, and allow the explorer to get extremely close to the desired object. Coming from a little island in the middle of north Atlantic, although there are an infinite number of bugs there, they are not the same. For instance I am only aware of one kind of bee in Iceland, where as over here there are so many." Black cloth clamshell box with seven specimen boxes housing insects. Each box lifts up to reveal a miniature accordion book, which documents the specimen through photographs. Insects include: housefly, Boxelder bug, cicada, beetle, bee, and more. The box is held closed with a wrap around photographic band with velcro closures. The photographs are extreme close-ups, which abstract and excentuate the form and colors of each insect. In this context the insects are transformed into pieces of art. The cloth covering the box has a very slight dampstain, else in fine condition. A well-crafted, innovative book.
      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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