Artist Books

Captive

The purpose of this book, created in partnership with artist Alessandra Echeverri, is to convey the reality of the sex trafficking trade; to educate viewers/readers about the existence of this unimaginable crime; to express the horror that victims of sex trafficking experience; to bring awareness to the plight of those victims: women and children; and to urge viewers to do something, and take a stand, against the problem.

The structure of the book is a modified accordion utilizing a snake fold. The covers are plexiglas, and the inside pages consist of mirror and bookboard with screenprinted text/content, and mylar with digitally printed text/content. While the book is intended to be displayed in the round (suspended vertically), it can also be read as a traditional book (text sections) by extending it, standing up, along a large table. Furthermore, the book structure is housed in a box that contains prompts and materials for a letterwriting campaign to victims.

Exhibited at New Museum Los Gatos's 2017 Power of the Page: Artists Books as Agents for Change


size: 6”x 6” x 3” closed;  24"x 24" x .25” open; box size: 7”x 7” x 4”
structure/binding: modified accordion with snake fold, custom box
materials: bookboard, plexiglas, mirror, mylar
edition: 2

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