Collateral Damage [Uncorrected]
correction fluid, lint from U.S.A. flags on lint roller sheets, book form; 7.125” x 16.75” (closed); 7.125” x 33.5” (open)
Two letters are reproduced in this handmade book--one written on 14 July 1861 and the other on 22 April 2003. Both were composed by soldiers contemplating the possibility of their deaths in upcoming battles; unfortunately, that is how they were killed. Their poignant final thoughts to their families are paired with lint from the standard representing their national allegiance.
letterpress on paper; artist book, edition of 10; 9.125” x 5.875” (closed)
A Bugandan proverb uses termite wings as a coded way to speak of being given nothing; it contrasts their worthlessness with the food value of their bodies. This unbound artist book surrounds three versions of the proverb and three quotes on nothingness with printed images of African termite wings.