I Am Not (the book)

artist book
medium: not virgin hair,letterpress on watercolor paper, copper, hemp, yarn
edition: 4

Closed: 4.125 x 2.875 x 1.625 in. + tail
Open: 4.125 x 4.5 in. + tail

I Am Not addresses stereotypes, persona and identity through a collection words used to describe women. Viewers are made aware of the complications of stereotype and of how hair is often seen as the most prominent display of a woman’s identity. Viewers bring their own ideas and rituals about hair to the book, creating an infinite number of experiences and meanings.

Included in the 7th Annual Artist Book Symposium, Savannah College of Art and Design ACA Library Artist Book Gallery, Atlanta, GA, May – Jul 2014; the You Are Here exhibition, Further Polycontemporary, Atlanta, GA, May 2014; BookOpolis 2014: Printmade Artist’s Books exhibition, Asheville Bookworks, Asheville, NC, Sep – Nov, 2014; Gallery Director Invitational exhibition, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO. Nov – Dec, 2015.

In the collection of the University of Washington.

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