Metamorphosis [Design Binding]

Metamorphosis [Design Binding]

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Loket, Czech Republic: Jarmila Jelena Sobota, 2013. 105 pp. Approximately 3 x 3". SIGNED by Jarmila Sobota, LIMITED EDITION of 13 copies, this being #6. Mustard goatskin leather with batik design over boards, onlay to front cover a laser-cut and hand-tooled figure, leather strip wrap for book, printed paper archival box with acrylic inlay at bottom with encased insect, both book and archival box in fine condition.

Jan and Jarmila Sobota are a Czech husband-and-wife team (Jan passed away in 2012 and Jarmila continues bookbinding and teaching), known for their very clever and gorgeous treatments for existing books, many in miniature, some one-of-a-kind. Inside of this box, hidden under the book, is an insect cast in acrylic resin. The insect depicts the author's idea of "Metamorphosis" of a man changing into a bug. This insect is a prosopocoilus astacoides beetle of the family lucanidae, also known as a stag beetle. The beetle died a natural death and was not harmed in any way.

Jarmila Jelena Sobota
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