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Scratched into black paint on unembellished pages, this book is a sad and deeply personal story about suicide and guns within my family. It’s a difficult narrative to share. The pages of the book are sewn haphazardly shut, with a needle knotted onto the thread to allow the reader entrance. My family’s story, of course, is embedded in a broader social context. The book is sheathed in a canvas wrapper, which unwinds to reveal a series of national statistics on suicide and firearms. Suicide is by far the most common way to die by a gun in the United States, a fact that receives surprisingly little attention. It seems obvious that anyone choosing to own a gun should carefully consider how it is most likely to be used. Suicide is not a problem to be willed away by legislation, but speaking about it openly is a place to start.
|Title||My Little Book of Suicides|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Portland, OR|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Scratched and sanded joint compound and acrylics|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Single-sheet coptic binding|
|Medium/ Materials||Pencil and collage with marble dust and acrylics on canvas|
|Paper Stock||Birch aircraft plywood|
|Number of Pages||36 pages|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||3.25 x 2.5 x 3 inches.|
|Signed and Numbered?||Yes|