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Transforming Hate: An Artist's Book: Home

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Clarissa T. Sligh
Art Library Rare Books Collection N 7433.4 .S427 T73 2016 box 12.1

Limited edition of 1000 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. Art Library has copy 493. "This book evolved from a project for which I folded origami cranes from pages of white supremacist books for the exhibition, 'Speaking volumes: transforming hate' ... The process of making this book came later. I was trying to look at what it was like for me to turn hateful words into a beautiful art object. What actually evolved from that exploration helped me understand more fully the many levels of oppression and violence at the intersections of race, gender, class and sexual orientation ... We make decisions about who gets to have rights and who is marginalized in our society. From the place I now stand, I can see the courage and strength of my grandmother and mother and the path they made for me. I ask the viewer to question her or his perceptions about history, reality, identity and voice" — Foreword.