Anne Covell – Natural Order: A Game of Pairs


c. 2012

edition of 50

dimensions 3.25 x 2.5 x .5


Natural Order: A Game of Pairs is a play on the childhood game of memory. However, instead of matching like pairs, the goal of this game is to learn to partner symbiotic relationships as they are found in nature. Players learn not only about mutual partnerships, but also about commensal and parasitic ones in order to better understand the complexity, diversity, and often, brutal severity of relationships that bring order to the natural world. Letterpress printed from hand-drawn illustrations.

Anne Covell is the proprietor of Sin Nombre Press. She is an MFA candidate in Book Arts at the University of Iowa Center for the Book, where she is currently studying on an Iowa Arts Fellowship. She holds a dual BA in Art History and Metals from San Diego State University and a joint MA in Library and Information Science and graduate certificate in Book Studies/Book Arts also from the University of Iowa. Her work can be seen in collections throughout the United States and abroad.

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Anne Covell – Natural Order: A Game of Pairs

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