I made this book when I was an intern at the Women’s Studio Workshop in 1996. It was all about a crush I had on someone and all the ridiculous plays on language I would use to disguise the feelings I had and the fact that the person I cared about was also a woman. Truth be told, I was deeply closeted and just so tortured about finally coming out.
The book itself is made up of translucent open-ended envelopes and handmade paper inserts. The illustrations were all picked up from an outdated dictionary from the 1950’s. I wrote interstitial text with further language play and xeroxed them onto tracing paper which I made into the inner pockets.
Dimensions: 5″ x 13″ open
Medium: Screenprint, Xerography
Case bound, with a hybrid accordion spine to accommodate the pockets
Completed: July 1996