The pages are printed on a light, fleshy toned paper with a pink, soft cover binding. The text used is the first line of Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex: “Woman? Very simple, say the fanciers of simple formulas: she is a womb, an ovary; she is female—this word is sufficient to define her.”
Writing about Student
January 2, 2009
January 2, 2009
For my final project in a silkscreen class, I decided to make an ironic travel card from “fabulous Williamsburg.” I made an edition of 40: half on white, half on black.
November 2, 2007
I began my senior thesis project wanting to research and design a book that would reflect my own experiences, but through exploration the project evolved to focus on the variation in experiences between different individuals at a single location.
After a broad investigation of the topic I narrowed my project on individuals’ experiences at American national monuments. I was curious how people from different backgrounds and places would reflect on their visits to these monoliths.
When I began interviewing others I asked three basic questions:
I received a good number of responses from my interviews and learned that even though the monuments themselves do not change, everyone who visits has a slightly different memory of them. I complemented my ethnographic research with the factual and visual history of each monument, collecting first-hand accounts, souvenirs and travel memorabilia as part of my research. The spreads in the book combine this information with the images and words of the individuals I interviewed.