John Nagy ’00M.A. | October 23, 2020
Tell me, what do you make of this?
A sloth and an anteater walk into a library. . . .
A clever improvisational comedian or New Yorker cartoonist might play with concepts like “slow” and “nosy” to find the joke. But Jennifer Hunt Johnson took her material in a different direction and made instead a book of the kind produced by European craftsmen centuries ago. Wood and leather, heavy paper and complex stitching, woodcuts, engravings, the whole bit.
Hunt Johnson is a book conservator by trade, and explaining her connection to animals typically so far removed from northern Indiana requires a few paragraphs of roundabout explanation.
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