This limited edition book comments on the disconnect most people have, or choose to have, between meat and a live animal.
This artist’s book fancifully poses questions on writing and the writing life, with the replies derived from classic authors’ letters, journals, and autobiographies. Reaching back to answer contemporary questions with voices from literary history reveals the timeless concerns and challenges of writers, with a particular emphasis on these issues from a female perspective.
In this collection of altered comic book stories from the 1950s, the original dialog has been removed, replaced by deadpan banter between male and female characters on the mythology of modern marriage, supermoms, over the-top weddings, and monogamy, and more. Interspersed are ads from the era, whose absurdity is left intact, in their original, unaltered state.
Sluts & Studs looks at the language of sexuality, and the contrasts between the female and male terminology via dictionary definitions. Seeing these terms in the context of iconic 1950s style imagery is a gentle yet jarring reminder that despite the so called ‘sexual revolution,’ the language of sexuality has not much changed, and is still largely a throwback to attitudes of the past.
This book is a variation on Sluts & Studs, with the vintage images showing amorous couples instead of the single male/female images of the previous book, but using the same language and dictionary definitions. The fact that the men and women are enjoying the same activity makes the intransigent labels and (persistent) double standard all the more baffling.
In recent years, I’ve combined my experience in the fields of publishing and the fine and applied arts to arrive at my interest in book arts. The book form and concept is central to my practice; sometimes as an end in itself but just as often as a jumping off point for text-driven objects and installations as well as published works.Learn More
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a passion for words and images in equal measure. Stories written were always accompanied by drawings; visual works nearly always contained text. In the former, the visual component allowed me to share my interpretation of the words; in the latter, words added a layer of context and meaning.Learn More