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artists' books; hair; art photography; Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States; women
3 volumes : color illustrations Edition of 50. Each volume has 24 unnumbered pages, bound so that the reader can lift the center illustration to reveal a larger illustration within. The gatherings are unopened throughout, obscuring text and illustrations. In a cloth-covered portfolio, held closed with a printed paper band. "The work questions personal rituals surrounding hair, constructs associated with hair in Western culture, and the shift in value when hair is unattached to bodies. In this ongoing inquiry I explore my own experience with femininity, womanhood, my relationship with my own hair, and how it conforms to or disrupts constructed norms"--Paper band. "The third artist book of the biennial Parley Project"--Portfolio. "Offset printing on Ultra Green Film (text pages), Bugra Antique Rose (paste downs), hand set lead type (News Gothic Bold & Century Bold Italic), Hollanders starched linen book cloth (Natural/Kennett), photopolymer plates, Rising Museum board, monofilament, Arches Cream (belly band)."--Artist's website. "Don't Cut Your Hair It's Beautiful began as an exhibition in which I explored hair as both a material and a concept through experimental printing processes. The work questions personal rituals surrounding hair, constructs associated with hair in Western culture, and the shift in value when hair is unattached to bodies. In this ongoing inquiry I explore my own experience with femininity, womanhood, my relationship with my own hair and how it conforms to or disrupts constructed norms.... This work is continued by Don't Cut Your Hair It's Beautiful in an effort to disrupt and explore the relationship between hair that is considered valuable and hair that must be hidden, removed, and made invisible. The book includes contributions from twelve creatives in particular, but not limited to, those working with hair as a subject or material. These individuals were invited to respond to one of several prompts or to generate their own response about hair on the body. They could also choose to include an image, either found or made. These twelve writings provide thoughts and experiences surrounding hair, multiple points of access, and themes connected to hair on the body including: shame, resistance, and identity...."--inside belly band. Three pamphlet stitch booklets in portfolio with paper belly band. Library has copy no. 22. Jan Baker Fund.
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Reno, Nevada : Black Rock Press, 2020.
©Reno, Nevada : Black Rock Press, 2020.
Materials / Techniques
illustrations (layout features); pamphlet bindings; offset printing; linen (material)
21 cm, in portfolio 21 x 13 cm