“Raft Amphibians.” Artists’ book by Mary MacDougall. Published by Co-Ed. 32 pages 1-color digital print, 8.5 × 11 inches. First edition, 2017: 120 copies. $12.00.

You marvel that this matter, shuffled pell-mell at the whim of Chance, could have made a man, seeing that so much was needed for the construction of his being. But you must realize that a hundred million times this matter, on the way to human shape, has been stopped to form now a stone, now lead, now coral, now a flower, now a comet; and all because of more or fewer elements that were or were not necessary for designing a man.
– Cyrano De Bergerac, “Voyage Dans La Lune,” 1661 (trans. Maurice Laugaa and Hector Savinien, 1984)