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The book CBG-424 under the forest cover documents the investigation and artistic research from Pia Grüter into the environmental forensic traces left within the Finnish forest landscape, and describes the transformation of the human-nature relationship throughout history, using the example of the Finnish forests.
The book takes the reader on a journey, and discovers how humanity slowly got lost inside an old Finnish pagan mythology, the forest cover (metsänpeitto) – a world where everything stands upside down and works the other way around…

This book is bound by hand, by the artist herself using a coptic binding technique. The book paper is a chlorine-free, environmentally friendly product by BIOTOP. The front cover of the book is made out of pine which she received from a carpenter near Vuokkiniemi (a folklore village in Karelia, Russia). The back cover, meanwhile, is made from industrial birch plywood that originates from Finnish forests, and which was bought from the Stark building center in Helsinki, Finland. The lettering on the wood cover is made with a pyrography pen.

Edition of 20.

2016

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