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Entry for the 9th Annual Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest. Opening Reception Thursday, March 02, 2023, Fleet Library, Main Reading Room. Juror: Andre Lee Bassuet.


artists' books; Baker & Whitehill


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation



Experimental and Foundation Studies

Faculty / Course

Martie Holmer, EFS Design Studio

Materials + Techniques

pencil, color pencil, marker

Student Narrative

Everyone has two faces and we choose to present one to the world and one we keep to ourselves. The book starts with two face masks - one happy face mask and one sad face mask. The second page shows the happy face in front of the silhouette of a man's face. The third page shows a person wearing his "happy face" when hanging around friends. He is not happy, but still wears the "happy face. The fourth page shows the person feeling anxiety in his private time. In the fifth page, the person is in his room, where he does most of his thinking. On top a drawer, there is a scale that holds a heart on the left side and the brain on the right side. The brain has more weight, so the scale on the brain side is down. This shows that the brain or logic has predominance compared to the heart. Sometimes, we are told to make decisions with our heart, but the logic of the brain is predominant. On the fifth page, it shows a zoom-in of the scale. The seventh page shows a hand that has strings to controls the person in the room. The last or eighth page shows that the scene was a puppet show to provide relief.




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