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Crime Against Nature by Gwenn Seemel

What do single moms, stay-at-home dads, professionals who happen to be women, men who like to dress colorfully, infertile people, and homosexuals have in common? They’re often viewed by society as sad, bad, and even a little suspicious.

Those judgments all stem originally from one idea: that females are naturally passive and more caring, and males are naturally aggressive and more intelligent. It’s an idea that is deeply embedded in our social system and dictates much of our behavior. It’s also an idea that has nothing to do with what is actually going on in nature.

Crime Against Nature, both as a book and as a series of paintings, exposes the true diversity of natural behaviors.

The print version is available for $45. This price does not include shipping or tax, both of which will be calculated by Lulu, the print service that will manufacture the book and mail it to you. You can download the e-book for free or for a suggested donation of $6.

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“The issues at play here are hefty and potentially uncomfortable, but the book itself is light, playful, and pleasantly un-preachy.”

- Maggie Koerth-Baker, Boing Boing, January 2013

“The glimpses that Seemel has illustrated of the real wildness of the natural world are fascinating.”

- Allison Meier, Hyperallergic, April 2013

Crime Against Nature, the coloring book
Crime Against Nature: The Coloring Book

This is the coloring book version of Crime Against Nature. It contains all 56 original images, remade in black and white and ready for you to color in as you please. To see what they look like and maybe buy individual images, check out this section of my print shop.

The full coloring book is available for $11. This price does not include shipping or tax, both of which will be calculated by Lulu, the print service that will manufacture the book and mail it to you.

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Gwenn Seemel biology poster
Crime Against Nature poster

This poster is another presentation of Crime Against Nature. It combines an image of the work with the text from the book to create a punchy little meme that sums up the point of the project: that we don’t know as much about what is actually natural as we think we do. For more posters, go to my Redbubble shop!