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the book of soil by teaganwhite the book of soil by teaganwhite

A selection of pages from The Book of Soil, an experimental book- and paper-making project.
The content is related to my own ongoing interest in life cycles, decomposition, and the often overlooked world beneath our feet. I have a nearly religious reverence for decomposers, and the idea that the vehicle through which we achieve a very real (if only physical) immortality is the lowest of life forms, who go about their work indiscriminately and with no expectation of praise in return. I hope that this book communicates some part of the flawless grace of that reciprocal arrangement, and that the knowledge of it can be as comforting to others as it is to me.

All paper is handmade with a combination of fibers including flax, kozo, gampi, abaca, and self-harvested cattails, and a number of pigments and additives. The book has an exposed hardcover binding and measures 4.5"x6". The illustrations were drawn directly with ink, and the text added via image transfer.

In doing this I found out that pillbugs are terrestrial crustaceans and they breathe through gills. :]
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the book of soil by *lostsoulx44 suggester said:"The dedication to this project is clearly seen in the perfectly executed final result, not only does it show some impressive papermaking skills but also the amazing attention to detail in the exquisite illustrations and well thought out type." ( Suggested by gngbng and Featured by BluestOfBirds )
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ronkedoor Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this just stole my heart
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its so beautiful!!!!!!
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AadenWolfgangson Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Artisan Crafter
great!
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Santimocho Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
charming
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PandoraLewis Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Simply Brilliant, girl.
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ynive Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
this is disgusting :D and yet so beautiful.
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chinopisces Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Absolutely exquisite.
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silver-ships-fly Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow!
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Mar-Enil Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
A book lover has their way of orgasm to show the excitement and joy over looking at such a fantasticcc book!
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