OUR SOCIAL SKIN

This ongoing series questions the mainstream definition of holidays in the United States. Lies, myths and partial truths are presented 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 national identity.

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