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artists' books, opossums, underdogs, poetry, student artists' book contest, fourth
Book and Paper
Year of Graduation
Faculty / Course
Judy Sue Goodwin-Sturges, The Artist's Book
Materials + Techniques
Re-purposed stuffed animal, felt, muslin, zipper, transferred text
This book is a love letter to possums and underdogs. The possum is an animal I've always felt especially close to, especially after leaving my hometown in the Midwest. I have always thought of them as underdogs - They're seen as varmint and 'trashy' animals, when they're really quite shy, docile and clean. This book was made from my stuffed animal, gifted to me by a close friend. Unzip the pouch in her tummy, and you can pull out a string of baby possums holding onto a poem.
Mariah Bennett, MDes Interior Architecture, 2018
Damsen, Mary Jane; Library, Fleet; and Collections, Special, "O' Possum, My Possum" (2017). 4th Student Artists' Book Contest 2018. 4.