|Subtitle||Do We Say What We Mean? Do We Mean What We Say?|
|Artist / Creator||Lynn Skordal|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Mercer Island, WA|
|Process / Technique||Images are ink-jet printed and collaged onto pages torn from brown paper grocery bags|
|Structure / Binding||Soft covers, exposed long-stitch binding|
|Medium / Materials||Book cloth|
|Paper Stock||Grocery bags|
|Number of Pages||24 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||7 x 7.75 x .75 inches.|
|Signed & Numbered||No|
Guns and gun violence are deeply ingrained in American life. The book was created several months after the murder of 20 children and six teachers at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in New Haven, CT. The shooter was another angry young man with guns, bought for him this time by his mother, a gun enthusiast. She was his first victim. By one estimate there are 83 gun-related deaths in America each and every day. Gun Metaphors takes aim at language, and its target is the gun imagery we all use in everyday life. Why are we are such a violent society? Can it be changed? Should we start by thinking more about what we say and how we say it?
Artist BioLynn is a retired lawyer who took up her arts practice five years ago. Most of her work involves old-style cut & paste collage, artist's books and mixed media projects. Her work has appeared in a number of print magazines, on-line, and in a variety of collage and book arts exhibits across the country.