Resolutions 1848 was directly inspired by reading the resolutions written and declared by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1848. Here in these writings you will find simple, bold truths. Without drama or sentimentality these proclamations are meant to give women equality in the eyes of the world.
I began to read and copy out the Resolutions in my own hand. In the process, I was better able to contemplate the true meaning of the words. These women lived in a time with limited freedoms, unable to speak their thoughts in public or even privately.
In the first Resolution, the authors write of the American ideal of happiness. (“Resolved, That such laws as conflict, in any way, with the true and substantial happiness of woman, are contrary to the great precept of nature,”). Such a simple ideal, to be allowed to be happy without being repressed in your own home or town! The Resolutions continue to speak of “Equality, Enlightenment, Opportunity, Fairness”, and the basic freedom of being counted, having the right as a human to cast your vote for the leaders of your country. Unbelievably, over a century later, all of the Resolutions of 1848 are still ideals worth fighting for. Many women are still held back, defined by the needs and power of others.
I created this small accordion book after finishing my unique 3D artist book of the same name, so it may be shared with more readers.
|Artist/Creator||Julie Shaw Lutts|
|Place of Publication||Salem, MA|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Accordion|
|Paper Stock||Epson Enhanced Matte|
|Number of Pages||14|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||3.5 x 7 incles, closed; 3.5 x 54 inches, open|
|Edition Size||Edition of 100|
|Box/ Wrapper||Custom paper envelope|
|Signed and Numbered?||Yes|