Download Full Text (3.4 MB)
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
Year of Graduation
Faculty / Course
Erik Carver, Forms of Nature
Materials + Techniques
Handmade paper (recycled paper scraps, tissue paper, flowers), thread (binding), hand written and drawn with micron
My project is a collection of original research poetry and illustrations examining the history of the witch craze throughout Europe and the US, and the creation of the witch as a literary character. I used the poems to look at the complexities of the attitudes towards women during witch accusations, and how the witch character has evolved throughout time to represent society's views towards women. Beginning as a stereotype to show the "monstrous" nature of women living outside of gender norms, the character has shifted to represent a reclamation of power.
Hipp, Lily; Collections, Special; and Library, Fleet, "Grimoire of a Lost Witch" (2022). 9th Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest 2023. 9.