|Title||Unnatural Histories No.15|
|Subtitle||Winners and Losers|
|Artist / Creator||Barbara Milman|
|Press Name||Red Parrot Press|
|Place of Publication||El Cerrito, CA|
|Process / Technique||Digital images and text|
|Number of Images||28 illusrated dominoes plus book with 7 illustrations|
|Medium / Materials||Wooden cigar box; set of 28 dominoes; one accordion book|
|Paper Stock||Premier Fine Art paper (dominoes); Moenkopi unryu (booklet), Moab Entrada Rag (booklet cover)|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||8 x 8 x 3 inches|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Climate change will have winners and losers. Some potential losers, like polar bears, are well known. Likely winners include species that are not so fussy about their environment, such as yellow star thistles. But it is chancy for any species since we do not know exactly what is going to happen. This work presents the future as a game of chance—in the form of the familiar game of dominoes. Winners and losers are presented on the dominoes, with a description of each species in the booklet.
Artist BioBarbara Milman is a book artist and printmaker who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has had over 25 solo exhibitions and has exhibited extensively both internationally and throughout the United States. She was an exhibitor at the CODEX International Book Fair in 2011 and 2013. Barbara Milman's handmade artist books can be found in the special collections of dozens of university libraries and museums, including the Stanford and Yale University Libraries, the New York Public Library, the Getty Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, the Cleveland Art Institute, UCLA, UC Davis, the University of Southern California, the University of the Maryland Institute College of Art & Design, and the IUPU Herron School of Art. Her prints and other works are included in many public collections, including the Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University, the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, and the Art Museum at Yad Vashem, Israel.