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Rapture of the Deep: The Art of Ray Troll

by Ray Troll, Brad Matsen, and David James Duncan
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2004. 148 pages.

From the publisher: "Rapture of the Deep collects some of Troll's best-known art along with many images never before published. The book makes powerful connections between biological diversity, the evolution of life on earth, and the careless habits of people. Rapture of the Deep celebrates Troll's vision with legendary works including 'Spawn Till You Die,' 'Life's a Fish and Then You Fry,' and 'Bassackwards,' in which fish use money, liquor, and literature as bait to lure humans. Troll's running commentary reveals the thought and inspiration behind his art. Writer Brad Matsen, Troll's longtime coconspirator, adds a lively introduction to the art and life of his 'sole' brother."