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RA 1.276 (Restricted Access)
Made in response to the author's experience learning about the United States prison system and working with youth in a penitentiary, the work explores the stigmas the artist encountered produced by how the inmates were treated and regarded by society. The story is written in the form of an illustrated fairytale where those with privilege in society are represented as witches and those disadvantaged by society are represented as snakes. The scroll can be read in both directions to reveal a parallel narrative from the two perspectives and how each are affected by systemic power dynamics. Printed on vellum and housed in a glazed clay box. Produced as part of Beth Hetland's course "Comics / Narrative / Material."
1 clay box ; 9 x 9 x 6 cm. + 1 scroll (col. ill.)
Mixed mediaWood (plant material)
Ink jet printingScreen printing
ColorsIllustrationsText (layout feature)Visual
Local Book Arts
Artists' books--United States
multiplesartists' books (books)
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