"The artist found eight shoe boxes in her parents' laundry room full of recipes--over 8,000. Each book has original recipe cards; therefore, each is a variant, as the recipes will be different. The recipes represent her family life growing up where she felt warm & safe 'inside the kitchen with soup on the stove and bread in the oven.' Today the environment she lives in is 'frayed, full of loose ends, and knots.' Using this backdrop of happiness that the recipes represent for her she presents eight questions for us about the current status of our society--Why can't we protect our children from gun violence? Why can't we stop killing people out of hatred? Why can't we help those less fortunate? Why can't we take care of our environment? Why can't our elected officials be ethical? Why can't a woman choose what happens to her body? Why do we need so many bombs?"—Vamp & Tramp Booksellers' website, viewed February 5, 2020.
"The Constitution of the United States allows its citizens to bear arms. But, nowhere, in any society, is an individual allowed to kill people in schools, night clubs, restaurants, theaters, public malls, or places of worship. Buying automatic military assault guns can cause massive loss of life. Buying a gun for protection can end in killing family members. America's gun obsession results in many types of victims."—Colophon.