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artists' books, Baker & Whitehill
Book and Paper
Year of Graduation
BRDD, Illustration, Literary Arts
Faculty / Course
Joohee Yoon / Digital + Analog
Materials + Techniques
Risograph machine, laser-engraved plexiglass
“How to be in a Coma” examines and universalizes my own experience in a 2-month-long induced coma in 2015. This book allows readers a glimpse into the experience of a comatose child, as well as inspire action to improve the lives of chronically ill children. During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic - when record numbers of patients are being admitted to ICUs and put into induced comas - I wanted to offer up my own experience in order to provide solace, understanding, and a glimmer of hope.
Hannah Nigro, PH 2023
Capps, Emma; Collections, Special; and Library, Fleet, "How to be in a Coma" (2021). 8th Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Books Contest 2022. 3.