Milwuakee, Wisconsin:: Evelyn Patricia Terry,, 2016.. One-of-a-Kind. 9 x 6.25 x 1"; 52 pages. Materials: mixed media original prints, handmade paper, thread and artist's hair. Signed and dated by the artist. Evelyn Patricia Terry: "," A 52 page book of 13 favors earned by African Americans after being forced to attend America's ongoing dinner party. Constructed during a 15-month period, by Evelyn Patricia Terry, from 1/20/2015 to 4/12/2016 utilizing predominantly Terry's drawing and printmaking inventory of screen-print, lithographs, collagraphs, monoprints, monotypes and etchings on Stonehenge rag paper. Both cover and interior page imagery have been cut or torn and glued and sometimes machine sewn. My hair is added and is of particular significance. As a youngster, my "nappy" hair was a source of shame. I was relieved to discover, as a grown up, that brainwashed consumers believe themselves unworthy and allow commercials to sell them beauty at a cost to self-esteem and health. With my paradigm shift, my once pressed and straightened hair evolved to dread locks, which I happily use as fodder in my artist's books. The text includes 13 favors with one-underlined 13 - letter word each - for good Luck and change. Most recently, I discovered "13" embodied female empowerment, after power seeking men began to advance "13" as bad luck. For me, the number 13 became a symbol for good luck after my questioning the reason for it being labeled "bad luck." After an installation using 13 figures (Virgin Mary statues) from "The Last Supper" as inspiration for my all female last supper themes, in 1994, my work contained references to "13."
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