OUR SOCIAL SKIN

Questions mainstream assumptions of national identity as referenced in the ten official federal holidays of the United States. Lies, myths and partial truths are referenced through these mixed technique works shaped as garments. Each holiday is represented by a handmade artist book in an edition of five. They reveal historic institutional discrimination and dynamic conflicts of our communal sense of self.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Minister's robe, 1/5, 23.25" x 12" open, 8 page book, collaged archival ink jet print with Canson, rice and Moab papers

Labor Day: Stockbroker's vest 5/5, 10.5 ” x7.75 closed, 4 page book: collage with canson paperand rice papers, stencil printing and archival inkjet print

Thanksgiving Day: Shoshone woman's dress, 1/5, 23.25" x 12" open, 5 page book created by collaging stencil and archival inkjet printing on paper and pleather

   Memorial Day  : Military vest, 4/5, 5 page book, fabric, papers, grommet

Memorial Day: Military vest, 4/5, 5 page book, fabric, papers, grommet

New Years Day: Little black dress , 2/5, 24.5" x12.25" open 3 page book, collage with canson paper, lace, archival inkjet print

   Independence day:   T shirt, 3/5, 11.5" x 11" closed, 11.5" x 18.5" open, 4 page book, paper, plastic, archival inkjet print

Independence day: T shirt, 3/5, 11.5" x 11" closed, 11.5" x 18.5" open, 4 page book, paper, plastic, archival inkjet print

Christmas Day: Child's pajamas, 3/5, 12.5" x 8.25" closed, 12.5" x 8.25" open, 4 page book in the shape os a child's pajamas. Felt, paper, archival inlet print, plastic