This artist book was a limited edition series I bound by hand for my BFA final project in 2010. The project was about consumerism and feminism — there are 24 original color photos all printed on archival photo paper, and the binding is concertina/accordion. The entire book is 30 pages of academia paper and measures 6×6 inches. A limited edition of 20. My artist statement is on the final page.
The project is meant to touch on being a feminist, and just generally being a woman, in a consumer society, where the illusion of choice masks being put into a stereotype and having our roles as well as our hopes, concerns, and dreams defined by the ridiculous products and ideals we, both literally and figuratively, buy into. Styles present from toys to clothing for all ages represents a disconnect between growing up and reality: for young girls, these styles seem too old, for women, too young, and all are centered around the fantasy of being consumed and objectified by the male gaze.
For more about the book, visit my website: http://melikacarr.com/project/into-the-jungle/
|Dimensions||8 x 8 x 2 in|
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