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GRAND PURCHASE PRIZE | $500 Purchase prize winners receive a cash reward and the books are added to the Fleet Library at RISD Special Collections' Artists' Book collection. 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, Grand Purchase Prize, award


Book and Paper

Student Status

Graduate student

Year of Graduation




Faculty / Course

Andrea Dezo, Moveable Artist's books

Materials + Techniques

Materials: coloured cardstock, copic markers, gel pens, mircon pens. Methods: These tunnel books are hand-drawn and hand-cut.

Student Narrative

This series of tunnel books explores death and the process of decomposition. I believe human's disconnect from nature contributes to anxiety surrounding death, and using these tunnel books, I illustrate decomposition as a return to nature.

Photo Credit

Miles Tong 2025 FAV

A Return to Nature



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