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Entry for the 10th Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest. Opening Reception Thursday, February 29th, 2024 Fleet Library, Main Reading Room. Juror: Ian Cozzens BArch 05.


artists' books, Baker & Whitehill


Book and Paper

Student Status

Graduate student

Year of Graduation




Faculty / Course

Susan Doyle, Jean Blackburn, ILLUS-501G-01

Materials + Techniques

Graphite and pen illustrations scanned and riso printed, ribbon, heavy weight colored paper

Student Narrative

This book encapsulates the last four years of my life from the moment I left California at 18 to the moment I crossed the state line out of Colorado and into Nebraska. With 47 drawings, 88 pages and 62 feet in length, the story follows my experience with sexual assault and the four chronic illnesses that followed, the claustrophobia of avoiding a rapist and the joy of finally leaving. For anyone struggling with PTSD or residual impacts from any kind of trauma, this book is for you. I make this work in hopes of it reaching people who need it, I know it would have benefited me when I was a freshman in college.

Photo Credit

Miles Tong 2025 FAV

Heaven Is a Corn Field in Nebraska



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