he likes you

he likes you

he likes you is a set of three folded fortune tellers (also known as “cootie catchers”) inspired by those made by generations of elementary-school girls. This artists’ book takes a painfully humorous look at compulsory heterosexuality through the complex interactions of boys & girls, racial isolation & nerdiness, & a young woman’s disappointments in dating men.

Edition of 100. Letterpress & photocopy. bitchy buddha press, 1996.

You can see a complete pdf &/or buy the book at Women’s Studio Workshop.

Produced with a grant from Women’s Studio Workshop, funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts.

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aeronautics of love

aeronautics of love

Letterpress, edition of 30. bitchy buddha press, 1996.

A few copies are still available at $100. Inquire here.

 

 

 

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no one to call home/girl: a book of chinese american female names

no one to call home/girl: a book of chinese american female names

Letterpress, edition of 37. bitchy buddha press, 1995.

A few copies are still available at $350. Inquire here.

 

 

 

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howards & hoovers: a sample book of chinese american male names

howards & hoovers: a sample book of chinese american male names

howards & hoovers is a collection of 180 Chinese American male first names in a paint sample or Pantone fan format, interspersed with written vignettes relating some of the artist’s personal experiences with Chinese American men & their names. 

Names range from the “classic” (Harry, Kenneth, Nelson) to the mundane (Walter, Russell, George) and the truly weird (Zeppelin, Suber, Wildon).

Edition of 9. Letterpress, watercolor & photocopy. bitchy buddha press, 1994.

 

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