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Cast and dyed artist-made paper and letterpress printing
11.5″ x 6.75″ x 4.5″

The Mollusk, a variable edition [20/20] by Amy Richard, is a response to centuries-old ideas, liber naturae (the Book of Nature), an idea tracing back to generations of philosophers who considered the natural world a source of limitless text to be studied as a symbolic repository of divine wisdom. Created entirely with artist-made paper, the interior pages embrace a miniature letterpress printed book of prose by the artist—meditations gleaned from the elegant text of a humble pen shell. The work is housed in a hand-made box by Ellen Knudson/UF.

– Amy Richard, Gainesville, FL

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