by sarapress

“Evolve” comes from “to unroll” in Latin.   This book, a snake that unrolls out of a felt egg, considers a recent evolutionary theory.

Evolve=Unroll,  2012.  This book presents and considers Snake Detection Theory, put forth by Lynne A. Isbell and others, which proposes that humans and certain other primates developed our excellent 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”.    Edition of 42.   $400 each.

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