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Making art from bones, ‘Book of Iterations’ exhibit challenges the definition of a book

“It’s one of those awful questions where people say ‘what kind of work do you make?’ ” For Pippa Skotnes, artist and professor of fine art at University of Cape Town in South Africa, the answer to her own hypothetical question is complex. Her current exhibition, “Book of Iterations,” explores the definition of a book through the mediums of shadow box (an enclosed diorama) and — believe it or not — tattooed horse skeletons.