twenty-six leaves of one tree: QUERCUS RUBRA one of four hundred and fifty species of oak

A book about variation in nature and the play of individual and type. Every page has an outline of an oak leaf laser printed onto translucent paper. As you read, you can see several leaves ahead and several leaves back. There is similarity and variation. What interests me is that although each leaf is different, humans have decided that the tree is a type. Furthermore, this type is seen as a variation of a larger type, and so on. Bound in a Japanese ledger binding with hemp twine.

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