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This book consists of pressed wool felt pages and needle felt illustrations done in the manner of a continuous line drawing. From the artist: "This book is based upon two axioms. Axiom 1: there is an inherent order to the universe, and Axiom 2: Humans are incapable of perceiving that order. Using the two axioms, Cognitio vulgaris proposes a solution to the faults in modern epistemologies by applying a flat ontology in erasing the division between nature and culture. The illustrations diagram the subjectivity within those epistemologies by re-performing data collection, classification, and scientific research. The book is made entirely of felted wool to engage the haptic mind encouraging simultaneous, diversified readings that subvert the traditional didactic process." 17 loose felt pages wrapped in cover.
17 p. : ill. ; 39 x 64 cm.
Local Book Arts
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