Today I am proud to share with you a new artist book, Birth/Control.
Birth/Control explores the history and public debate surrounding what should be a private decision between a woman and her doctor.
Birth/Control features eleven signatures, each with an original poem and layered imagery of quotes, birth control methods and the female reproductive system.
In between signatures are female silhouettes, not of the stereotypical sexualized form, but of real women, each as individual as the choices she makes.
The locket, which usually would hold photos of one’s children, instead holds the title and alludes to the clamshell design of birth control pill packets.
I’ve had a wonderful response so far to Birth/Control with comments about the beautiful design elements as well as the rich content. I’ll be showing the work at Codex beginning February 8th, 2015. For more images.