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Bad Girls

By Stephanie Copoulos-Selle
Waukesha, Wisconsin: Citron Press, 2008. Edition of 50.

8.5 x 4.5"; 24 pages. Three 3.5 x 2.5" 8-page accordion books. Printed on Arches paper, using letterpress for text and relief and photopolymer plates for images. Housed in black envelope-shaped box of screenprinted Rives and Hahnemühle Ingres paper. Colophon page printed on black Stonehenge paper.

Stephanie Copoulos-Selle: "Guardians can protect us. Guardians can restrict our movements and desires. Early civilizations relied heavily on guardians to do the work that no mortal could do. The Sphinx, Sirens, and the Gorgon were mythic women who died doing their duty as guardians. They focused on their jobs and did not provoke the so called heroes who invaded their land. Not only did they lose their lives but are known through history as evil characters who tempted men and caused their downfall. Today society despises women who are man-eaters, sirens, and powerful women, who look at men and cause them to be so uncomfortable that they freeze in their tracks.

"The three volume set allows each woman to tell her story from a new point of view. The three books are housed in a purse-like box. When opened the purse becomes a Greek temple with the three women depicted on the pediment."

Bad Girls

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