No. 2: understain
ABOUT NO. 2: UNDERSTAIN:
Enlarged, found letterforms, digitally extracted from two spiral-bound school journals written by the artist in 1984 (at the age of 8) are recombined to form an array of interactive prefixes and suffixes commenting on the shifting nuances between childhood, adulthood, and the fragile self-evolution of identity and sexuality within contemporary America.
6.25 x 12.75 inches. Hardback with black cloth cover, double wire bound, 24 leaves, each a
digital inkjet print of reconstituted words scanned from handwritten school journals (dated 1984). Printed on 100 lb. Bristol board. Black, railroad board end pages. All pages are cut across the vertical center to allow for multiple word hybridizations. Signed edition of 10.
PERMANENT COLLECTIONS & LIBRARY ARCHIVES:
Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Chicago
Virginia Commonwealth University, James Branch Cabell Library Special Collections and Archives