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letterpress printing, abused women portraits, family violence in art, autobiographical memory in art, family violence, intimate partner violence, victims of family violence, face in art, artists' books


1 volume unpaged. Cover title. Limited edition of 25 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. "Printed at the Black Rock Press using a Vandercook Universal I and inkjet pigments. Letterpress printed from metal type and polymer plates on Stonehenge paper. Inkjet printed on Hahnemuhle Duo and Epson UltraSmooth Fine Art paper. Found and altered photographs"--Colophon. Hedi Kyle's flag book structure, bound in paper over boards. An outline of a woman's head is printed on the back of the accordion spine. Text letterpress printed in red and grey on flags and cover boards. Flags feature inset altered portraits of female victims of domestic violence. Issued in a blue cloth over boards slipcase. "1 in 3 was inspired by recent media attention focusing on domestic violence. Creating this piece proved more difficult than I expected. It forced me to reflect on my own experiences with domestic abuse. Those who have never been in an abusive relationship usually ask, 'Why did s/he stay?' Unless you have experienced it, it is hard to understand. This is not an all-inclusive representation of domestic abuse. However, I hope that the content of this book helps the viewer to better understand the victim's point of view and the lack of resources that often hinder a victim's ability to escape the situation.. The narrative on the covers and end sheets were inspired by personal experience, discussion with others who have experienced abuse, and victims' testimonies"--Colophon.

RISD Fleet Library Catalog Record


[Reno, Nevada] : [Jaime Lynn Shafer], [2014];"[Reno, Nevada] : Black Rock Press, 2014."


©Shafer, Jaime Lynn. Reno, NV: Black Rock Press, 2014.

Materials / Techniques

letterpress printing; folded books; paper


24 cm

1 in 3: Women have been slapped, pushed, or shoved



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