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Tipping Point

By Art Hazelwood and Asa Nakata
Richmond, California: Art Hazelwood, 2021. Edition of 25.

12" x 9" x 1 3/8", 44 pages. Conceived, drawn, & screenprinted by Art Hazelwood. Book binding & design by Asa Nakata. Pull tab on back pastedown performs the action of a guillotine. In slipcase. Signed and numbered by Hazelwood.

Art Hazelwood: "Conceived just before the pandemic this artist book of twenty nine screenprint images spanning forty four pages was put into book form with the skill and design of Asa Nakata.

“The moneybag-headed capitalist, the one-eyed pyramid dollar, and the Klan mask are used here as shorthand for the destructive powers arrayed against the people and the planet at this critical moment of economic inequality, racist xenophobia and environmental disaster. But a growing alternative power is also at play. It's a power that can challenge the fascists if only the sleeping giant can arise to overthrow these forces and create a world that embraces all life. The big punch in the end is a moveable guillotine - leading to hours of fun decapitating capital. ‘Tipping Point’ uses satire to make its point but the goal is to move towards a vision of transformation, a tipping point to something better.

“Text accompanying the images includes the following quotations: Isaiah 10 1-2, Anatole France, The Red Lily, Gary Snyder, Dillingham, Alaska, the Willow Tree Bar, Frederick Douglass, West India Emancipation speech, Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changing, Walt Whitman, Starting From Paumanok, Gary Snyder, Mother Earth: Her Whales.”

Tipping Point

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