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The Catamount Book

ByCarolyn Shattuck
Rutland, Vermont: Shattuck Studio, [2020]. Edition of 4.


7.4” x 10” x 1” closed . Tunnel book with front flap that lies flat then opens to reveal a pop-up. Laid in envelope slipcase with grosgrain ribbon closure. Printed on BFK Rives, Epson Matte, Red River papers. Origami transparent and Lama Li papers. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Carolyn Shattuck: "Once I saw a catamount on the edge of my property, I knew that a book was created. She was beautiful and moved effortlessly along the fringe wearing her tawny coat and long tail.


"I researched the archives of The Vermont Historical Society and discovered a story of the last sighting of the catamount in 1881.


"The catamount is listed as extinct by the United States Fish and Wildlife Department although there have been many reported sightings of this animal in Vermont over the last 100 years.


"The purpose of this tunnel. pop-up book is to acknowledge the catamount, known historically as a formidable predator, and also to recognize this mysterious creature who needs to be protected."

The Catamount Book

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