Book with mixed media
7.5″ x 14″ x .5″
SAY THEIR NAMES is my personal response to this past year, the Black Lives Matter movement, the tragic deaths of so many people of color. This is the most difficult book I have ever created. I found myself avoiding it. Every time I sat down to work on it, there was another name or two or more to add. The format of this book is a typographical crescendo. It begins with a few names on the first spread, adding more names to each spread until the pages are filled with the names of the dead. It culminates with a pop-up of the word “names.” The photographs incorporated are all from Black Lives Matter demonstrations (all photos are from Unsplash). The year 2020 as a Muse has been heartbreaking.
Katie Delay, Ottawa Hills, Ohio