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An island made of textbook images

Murtaza Baker

Mastrovito has created a mind blowing installation by assembling hundreds of pictures of plants and animals cut out from over 700 old textbooks. Titled “The Island of Dr. Mastrovito“, the installation was partly inspired by H. G. Wells’ science fiction novel The Island of Doctor Moreau, in which the archetypal “mad” scientist experiments upon animals in order to give them human traits.

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