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close up. wood type, political art, print installation, Sara Parkel, First Amendment, the Bill of RIghts, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the PressFreedom of Speech. First Amendment. wood type, letterpress, installation.

First Amendment. Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Speech, the Bill of Rights. wood type. letterpress, political art

First Amendment.
Print installation: Wood type, letterpress wall prints and pamhlet books.
Installation: 6' x 5', individual print variation: apporx. 9 x 10"
Print Revolution.
Pamphlet book: xerox.
4.25 x 5.5"

2017

pamphlet. Print Revolution. Sara Parkel. First Amendment art installation.

Print Revolution: Freedom of Speech & a Free Press
in edition of 100.

AMENDMENT 1:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press:
or right of the people peacefully to assemble,
and to petition the Government for a redress of grievences.
(Bill of Rights. Amendments 1-10 retified December, 1791)

Two major types of print shaped the political
processes of the American Revolution:
pamphlets and newspapers.

(excerpt from: Parkinson, Robert G. 'Print, Press, and the American Revolution').


moundville

Moundville
Letterpress, linoleum print, colored pencil on handmade
sisal paper with iron oxide pigment.
17 X 11"
Edition of ten.
2010

Artifact drawings were done on site at the
Moundville Archaeological Center in Moundville, AL.

 
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Bamiyan
Text: Shin Yu Pai & Rich Benjamin
Farsi translation: Ashkan Bayatpour
Reduction relief print, masking tape collotype, letterpress, linoleum cut titles.
12 x 17.25”
Edition of 75
Tuscaloosa Alabama, 2009

 

 
 
2010
 
 

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Year of the Tiger
Linoleum cut with photopolymer.
9 x 15"
2010

 

 
 

print collaboration

Dear Reader (collaboration)
Poem by Matthew Mahaney, MFA in Creative Writing, UA
Type, color reduction linoleum, scratch negative, collotype.
4 7/8 x 6” each
Edition: set of 50 (poem in thirds)
2009

 

boiled peanut card

Boiled Peanuts (postcard)
Linoleum cut with handset type on reverse.
4 x 6"
2009

 

Colonia

Colonia
Text: Shin Yu Pai
Lead type with scratch negative illustration.
7 x 9"
2009

colonia
single-celled structures shape
evolutionary origins
phylum phloem
exerting turgor
-shin yu pai


willie king

Willie King
MFA broadside project. Original includes text excerpt from:
Willie King and the Liberators, "I Found Love"
approx. 13.5 x 10"
2009

 

 
 
mutanabbi

Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, 2007-current

What to Count
poem by Alise Alousi
Letterpress broadside with linoleum and woodcut images,
wood type, and polymer plates.
11" x 16"
Printed in 2007 for the Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Project.
with linoleum and woodcut images, wood type, and polymer plates.

Current: Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Exhibition (traveling exhibition)

About the project:
On March 5, 2007, a car bomb was detonated on Mutanabbi Street, the centuries-old center of book selling in Baghdad. Soon afterwards, an international group of poets, writers, artists, letterpress printers, booksellers, and readers gathered to create the Mutanabbi Street Coalition--in response not only to the tragedy of the 30 deaths and 100 injuries, but also to the idea of a targeted attack on a street that has always been a place for the exchange of ideas.

The coalitions goal was to respond to the tragedy with positive creativity: by printing broadsides featuring the work of Iraqi poets and supporting Doctors Without Borders. a non-profit agency working to relieve suffering in Iraq and in other troubled areas of the world through the sales of these broadsides.

 

on rent

On Rent
Poem by Jim Powell
Silk screen, wood type, xerox, stencil cuts, hardware.
Public broadside for Ides of March at ABC noRio, NY
Collaboration with Peter Spagnuolo.



on war

On War
Poem by Peter Spagnuolo
Silk screen, wood type, xerox, stencil cuts, hardware.
Public broadside for Ides of March at ABC noRio, NY
Collaboration with Peter Spagnuolo.