Karen Sjoholm
Personal Safety
1999
mixed media
4.5"(h) x 6"(w), closed
This book is a response to the murder of a young woman in my neighborhood. The text is taken from the dictionary definition of the word "care" with the narration of her story written in sentences defining the different usages of the word. Sample text: (ME, fr. OE caru, sorrow; akin to kara, lament, IE base gar, to cry out) 1a. suffering of mind; grief (a mother's care-marked face) b. painstaking or watchful attention toward a person or thing that is an object of attention, anxiety, or solicitude (a father's daughter is his special care) c. a cause for such concern (because she was alone she walked down the dark street with care)...Text on Band-Aids: heartache, shock, anger...)
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