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ABOUT IS:
In a world filled with double talk, the cliché what you see is what you get is not always what it seems. Here, it is given two treatments: first, as an enlarged, fixed set of seven rules detailing political policy comprising the first half of the book, and second, as a smaller, interactive set of malleable regulations (bending the rules and keeping them behind the scenes, so to speak), represented by a hidden ‘secret book’ cut out from the book’s remaining back pages.

14 x 12 inches. Hardback with black cloth cover, spiral bound, 16 leaves, each a digital inkjet print of hand cut construction paper letterforms on 100 lb. Bristol board. Black, railroad board end pages. The second half of the book is cut into 7 horizontal strips to allow for multiple narrative combinations. Signed edition of 10.

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS & LIBRARY ARCHIVES:
Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Chicago
University of Michigan Library Artists’ Books Collection

AWARDS:
2013—Honorable Mention within group show Hidden Agendas, co-curated by Linda Piacentini-Yaple, Sandy Anderson, and Pat Clark, Atelier 6000 Studio & Gallery, Bend, OR (awarded by Barbara Tetenbaum, Professor and Chair of Book Arts at Oregon College of Art and Craft)