About this piece:
This book is a photographic record of the 2017 and 2018 Women’s March held in Denver, Colorado as a rebuke and resistance to the election of Donald J. Trump. I attended the first March with a number of friends from my mountain community and the 2018 March with my niece and her young daughter; 3 generations of women making our voices heard. My favorite group chant was
“We need a leader, not a creepy tweeter.”
The book is thirteen pages of full-bleed photographs digitally printed on cover paper and two pages of Canson Mi-tientes letterpress printed in white ink. The cover is binders board die cut with a window filled with a pink fake fur “pussy hat” and with a linen bookcloth spine. The front and back cover are foil-stamped.
book board, book cloth, paper, digital ink, fake fur
About the artist:
Gail Watson began making art as a BFA candidate in ceramics at the State University of New York at New Paltz. In addition to ceramics, coursework included photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture, woodworking, lapidary and metalsmithing. Gail graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts in 1979.
After moving to Colorado, a chance meeting with a letterpress printer lead to a grant from the Colorado Council on the Arts to learn the art of printing on a 1887 Pearl platen press.