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Bea Nettles

Bea Nettles
Art Library Rare Books Collection: TR 654 .N4195 1991 box 9.1 env. 1

"Enclosed are 28 photographic cards with images that metaphorically represent some of the emotions and physical sensations of the menstrual cycle. Medical text is intermixed with the artists's [sic] personal statements about her cycle. The cards are a blend of mystery, honesty, and humor, presented with the hope that they can open discussion on this universal, but practically invisible female experience. The ideal presentation for these images is to lay them out in a continuous circle on a round table. In this way the transition from Day 28 to Day 1 of the following cycle is continuous, as it is in real life … a familiar spiral that continues for women for perhaps 40 years." — Folder.

Bea Nettles
Art Library Rare Books Collection N 7433.4 .N4624 O92 2011 box 3.1 env. 5

Issued in two limited editions of 6 signed and numbered copies each. One edition is bound in cloth, and the other in leather and enclosed in a vellum paper letter-fold case. Art Library copy is leather bound copy number 1. Photographs of natural objects creating the letters of the alphabet.