Mixed Media > Zipper Theory: Facing Shame Tomorrow

drawing, gouache, zippers, cut, book, bookwork, altered, alter, altered book, altered bookwork, bookwork, altered text, mapping, unique, one of a kind, cut paper, facebook, political art, paper sculpture, dissection,
altered books
12 x 24 x 1/2 in
2010
drawing, gouache, zippers, cut, book, bookwork, altered, alter, altered book, altered bookwork, bookwork, altered text, mapping, unique, one of a kind, cut paper, facebook, political art, paper sculpture, dissection,
altered books
12 x 24 x 1/2 in.
2010
drawing, gouache, zippers, cut, book, bookwork, altered, alter, altered book, altered bookwork, bookwork, altered text, mapping, unique, one of a kind, cut paper, facebook, political art, paper sculpture, dissection,
altered books
12 x 24 x 1/2 in.
2010

The title of the work is taken from words from each of the six books used to construct the piece. In a digital age, ‘cutting’ and ‘pasting’ using a computer software program are part of a fluid sequence. Zipper Theory: Facing Shame Tomorrow implicitly references this flexible exchange to alter concepts and points of view. The system of zippers produces a limitless set of variations, with pages able to added, deleted, or interchanged at will.

Original Book Titles:
Facing Shame by Merle A. Fossum & Marilyn J. Mason (book)
In the Name of Tomorrow by Nina Karsov & Szymon Szechter (book)