|Artist / Creator||Ginger Burrell|
|Press Name||Midnight Moon Press|
|Place of Publication||Morgan Hill, CA|
|Process / Technique||Archival inkjet, laser printing|
|Number of Images||44 illustrations|
|Structure / Binding||Button-hole Binding|
|Medium / Materials||Locket containing the title of the artist book|
|Paper Stock||Rives BFK, Vellum|
|Number of Pages||88 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||6 x 9 x 1 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 10|
|Box / Wrapper||Slipcase|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed and numbered|
Birth/Control explores the history and public debate surrounding what should be a private decision between a woman and her doctor. Birth/Control features eleven signatures, each with an original poem and layered imagery of quotes, birth control methods and the female reproductive system. SACRED A sacred vessel. A woman's womb, meant to bear Babies for her God. A pope, a prophet Dressed in consecrated robes From pulpit on high Laying down the law, Not interested in the Real consequences. Poverty and pain, Risking the well-being of Mother and baby. Belief that ancient Texts, apply to current truths Without revision. In between signatures are female silhouettes, not of the stereotypical sexualized form, but of real women, each as individual as the choices she makes.
Artist BioGinger Burrell is an artist and teacher. She often collaborates with her husband, Greg, who is adept at U-turns because there is something that really needs photographed. She has her BFA in Photography from San Jose State University's school of Art and Design. She teaches Book Arts at the Palo Alto Art Center and in her home studio. Ginger's primary medium is artist books. Her work includes photography, monotype and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the universal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her books are held in private and public collections.