By non-textual, I mean not a paper. This is my final art project that I completed for my ART 344: Artist’s Books course at Davidson College. Within this work, we used the Mellon-funded initiative: Stories Yet to be Told: Race, Racism and Accountability to prompt our work and our project idea, discussing Race, Racism, and Justice as it pertains to Davidson College.
In my work, I addressed Asian-American history—specifically in regard to Asian-American Adoptees. I crafted my own hardcover bound book, and hand-bound every single stitch and thread. The contents of the book are personal stories that were told to me through multiple interviews. All participants names are omitted, as their anonymity is to be conserved and their personal information confidential. Each page set is their history, of their experience at Davidson and their adoption story overall. With creative and varied typography, their stories are told. With colorful and aesthetic watercolor paintings, their personal account, meaning, or something close to their heart (as it pertains to their adoption) is told.
It is with great pleasure that I present to you,