plymouth lies

plymouth lies

friday: thumbing though old history text books, this one from 1958, you find a lot of lies. stories told from the patriarchal, racist and misogynistic point of view. i used a story of the first thanksgiving, that in itself a myth, using painting of ships from england,...
what give you the right?

what give you the right?

thursday: so thinking of periods, i have always been weirdly drawn to medical illustrations. i found these gynecological ones on archive.org and printed them over layers of old italian lesson books, italianite design and maps of rome. i wanted to express the control...
unclean

unclean

wednesday: looking for collage elements, i came across these period chairs, which made me think of menstruation. then i was wondering what goes with that? i have this old book from norway about catholic churches. i was telling my daughter about my thought process and...
little children

little children

friday: last night i collected a few pages from an old child’s primer from 1938. i looked at them over and over for ideas to come to me about how i could make them tell some kind of story. it came to me today to take away their eyes and mouths. i collaged them...
a dos negros

a dos negros

tuesday: i have a room full of paper, ephemera, photographs and i need to keep working with them. so today i took a book off the shelf called A Dos Negros and decided to use the pages, both text and images, for a new series of collages. it’s all in portuguese,...