Obliterative Splendor 

Obliterative Splendor explores the early 20th century examinations of color in the animal kingdom. The publication was first inspired by the uncanny studies and prototype imagery of Abbott Thayer’s 1909 book titled, Concealed Coloration in the Animal Kingdom, which later went on to influence camouflage in the western world. The book showcases a series of hyperreal images developed in partnership with Appalachian State University’s Biology Department. The images are constructed using various new generative artificial intelligence tools to critique the modern image and its survival in present-day media.





2024

2-color risograph
black, bright gold

Printed on
French Kraft-Tone 80lb
cloth cover case bound

8in x 10in 

edition of 30





 STEPHEN PARKS

graphic design, education, print,
publishing, sculpture
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