about this piece
This is a pocket accordion with separate cover. Inside structure is constructed with handmade abaca paper and Xerox transfer to print text and images. The maps were obtained from free services on the web. The text is printed in pencil on the shipping labels and reference sources are detailed on the back of each label.
This book was created to accompany an installation work which was previously exhibited in Finding Home: Global Refuge Crisis. University of Central Florida Art Gallery, FL and Living in the Shadows:Underground Immigrant Communities, Rutgers Center for Women in the Arts. NJ.
A pencil line drawn on the wall showing the U.S.A./ Mexico border. Pairs of handmade Abaca shoes, hung over nails in the wall by a chain with a shipping label attached telling the story of the unaccompanied children arriving from Central America at the border.
paper, ink, pencil, thread, pins
About the artist:
Lives in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, United States
Pam Cooper, born in the United Kingdom studied at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York graduating in 1994. She has exhibited in numerous shows nationally was awarded the opportunity to participate in the Artist in the Market Place program at the Bronx Museum. She participated in several New Jersey Fine Arts Annuals and was in the Emerging Artists Series at the Monmouth Museum in New Jersey.