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artists' books, Baker & Whitehill Annual Student Artists' Book Contest, sixth
Book and Paper
Year of Graduation
Experimental and Foundation Studies
Faculty / Course
Materials + Techniques
Mixed media, gouache, collage
Based on the 1980’s salsa song El Gran Varón by Willie Colon, this book follows the narrative of Simon and their struggles in the Latinx community concerning LGBTQ+ issues. Illustrated to follow personal struggles akin to Simon’s, the book is a collection of images that displays dysphoria and abuse. This book is part of a larger project exploring sexuality (especially with Latinx bodies) and the colors attributed to sexuality.
Connor Parsley FAV 20
Castaneda, Ashley; Collections, Special; and Library, Fleet, "El Gran Varón | The Great Man" (2019). 6th Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest 2020. 5.