Karen Hanmer

Artists' Books & Installation

Gallery: Archive

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Title: Butterflies



Butterflies, Moths and Other Insects: Classic Natural History Prints | bound by artist in 2010 | Collection of the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, University of Alberta

by S. Peter Dance, E. Geoffrey Hancock, London: Studio Editions, 1991

New Oriental binding. Goatskin with Katazome-shi (Japanese stencil-dyed paper) inlays, flyleaves, doublures. Edges sponged in multiple colors with watercolor.


Design suggests the Butterfly Effect in chaos theory: one butterfly flapping its wings can have a global effect on future events