The image of the butchered pig’s head came from an illustration from inside the book by the artist, Jonathan Hammer. The image was the perfect for my idea of what Animal Farm is about: cruelty, dual-image, and death.
10.3” x 7.8” x 1.5” D
Design binding. Bound in red goatskin with a skin disease. Leather hinges. Sewn endbands. Pig is blind tooled with a fool’s tool then painted in with black acrylic. Nose is strawberry paper. Black leather and vellum onlays. Mirror image of a pig with different shadows accentuated.