unusual creatures (2012-2018)
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unusual creatures (2012-2018)

unusual creatures (2012-2018)


Published: January 25, 2018 1 0 264
By: Kristy Bowen, Columbia College Chicago
Category: Art & Design
Hashtags: #Art #assemblage #bookart #Collage #Design #epistolary #Installation

UNUSUAL CREATURES is a book-in-a-box project of prints, postcards, letters, pamphlets & other ephemera detailing the strange and bizarre story of three generations of women. The project began as a series of collages incorporating cabinet card photos passed down through my aunt several years ago. The first batch the collages were exhibited in CCC's Art in the Library exhibit, and then again as part of the Aesthetics of Research's CREEPY CURIOSITIES show, which also included a mixed media installation on the Library's 1st Floor in 2015. In the summer of 2017, i completed the text portions of the project and am currently working on pulling everything together this spring for release this summer in a limited edition.


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