Dragonfly by Julie Shaw Lutts

I live on a farm where on many a warm summer day thousands of dragonflies zoom around the fields at such speeds you can barely see them. I wanted to learn more about these fascinating creatures, and as I learned I created this book, which is full of amazing facts.  For example, there are over 5000 known species of dragonflies. They have inhabited the earth for over 300 million years. Their wings can beat 30 times per second. They can fly straight up or down, hover in mid-air and even fly upside-down. Many more facts are found in this oversized artist book celebrating this small but beautiful insect.

Artist Bio

Julie Shaw Lutts creates artist books exploring themes of feminism, womanhood, science, history, family, and the natural world, using all kinds of media including old photographs, handwritten letters, keepsakes, relics, tintypes, old maps, vintage kid gloves. Each found object has its own story which informs the narrative she creates. Her work is often housed in vintage boxes, each integral to the work. Many of her artist books are unique and have pages which can be held and manipulated by the reader to offer a personalized experience. Shaw Lutts has shown extensively in both solo and group exhibits. Her work is in museum and library collections, including The Tate Britain, The Bodleian Library at Oxford University, Cardiff University, Book Arts Museum Poland, UCLA, Emory U, Baylor, Bowdoin College, Tufts University and Savannah College of Art & Design. She is the creator of the first artist book app, The CuRiOuS Alphabet, which is now available on all devices at https://thecuriousalphabet.net