This book presents and considers Snake Detection theory, which proposes that humans specialize in vision and intelligence due largely to co-evolution with snakes. A viewer’s own visceral response (or lack thereof) to the bookform itself might inform whether one agrees with the theory or not. Coiled-up blind embossed & letterpress scroll, inside snake egg felted by Laurie Whitehill Chong. Approx. 5”x 6”x 5” when closed, or 22″ x 9″ when open.
Edition of 42, 2013. $450 each.
Where to view evolve=unroll:
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Research Library
Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, N.Y.C.
Frost Library, Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College, MA.
Houghton Library, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA.
University of Colorado, Boulder. Special Collections.
University of Denver, Penrose Library, Rare Book Room. CO.
Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Special Collections and Archives. Richmond, VA.
Colorado College, Tutt Special Collections.
Oberlin College, Art Library, Special Collections.
Vamp + Tramp. Birmingham, AL.
Red Queen Book Arts. Salt Lake City, Utah.
University of South Carolina, Cooper Library, Special Collections.