"Plants can make their own food. Plants can live without people. As you turn the pages of this artist's book you may be reminded of unfurling petals or leaves. The book when wide open looks like a flower - or a sun. Is there a connection? Yes, plants have been using energy from the sun to make food from CO2 and H2O for millions of years. The structure of the book is based on a vegetable steamer, which completes the cycle - plants make the food, we eat the plants"--Artist's statement from Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America.