|Contrasting Views of Civil Discourse
|Artist / Creator
|Place of Publication
|Salem, New York
|Joe Freedman, laser-cut maple caisson
|Process / Technique
|Computer-printed using saturated jumping colors against a smooth silky black
|Structure / Binding
|Concertina text screen slides out of fire cracker container. Book and informational booklet fit in a custom maple laser-cut caisson
|Moab Entrada paper
|4.25 x 2.25 x 1.75 inches closed. Extends out to 14.5 inches.
|Edition of 45
|Box / Wrapper
|Signed & Numbered
|Signed and numbered edition
Explosive Politics presents two campaign strategies—21 action words each—to transform opinion and motivate public action. Both are explosive and transformative: one by destroying and the other by constructing. One razes, the other raises. Regardless of an individual's position on the political spectrum, Explosive Politics is a reminder that Democracy is dynamic, continually arriving at crossroads. Every election offers multiple directions, some positive; promoting growth, and others negative; leaving scars. Democracy is bigger than any election—though each election provides an opportunity to invest, or withdraw—from our collective future. Ultimately, voters decide which path our country travels.
Artist BioBook artist Ed Hutchins has taught, lectured, curated shows, directed book arts programs and created many editioned books while traveling across the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand. Since 1989 he has been the proprietor of Editions, a workshop for producing artist book multiples.