Casuarina. Dorothy Simpson Krause.


Ft. Lauderdale, FL: 2019. Artist's book, unique, on 120lb watercolor paper, signed in pencil on the last page above her printed name, Dorothy Simpson Krause, and dated 2019. Page size: 7.5 x 5.5 inches closed, 7.5 x 22 inches open; 12pp. Bound: by the artist: brown stiff paper covered in botanically-printed pale grey leather, double-sided accordion foldout (6pp. per side), housed in handmade botanically-printed grey paper over boards slipcase with prints collaged to front and back covers as well as spine, title printed in blue on front panel and spine, The text is printed in blue along the top of each page, first on an ink jet, printed and then transferred to the images.. The text details the depressing history of man's alteration of the Florida ecosystem. The text, by the Plant Conservation Alliance, lists the Casuarina tree, known as the Australian pine, as an invasive species in South Florida. Known as an Alien Invader, listed as a Category 1 invasive exotic species, it not only disrupts native habitat making nesting difficult for sea turtles and other reptiles that dig cavities in which to lay their eggs, it spreads at an alarming rate, forcing out native flora. Item #11492

Price: $975.00

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