Becoming President

Artist Statement:

This piece is a poetic "snapshot" that takes as a starting point our freedom not only to vote but the freedom to run for office. We are currently in the presidential primary season and I'm aware more than ever that democracy is messy, that it is expensive, and that ideals (and candidates) can become a bit battered, but somehow a dialogue develops between candidates and voters- the process may not be perfect, but it works and democracy is worth the trouble! Technically, the book is made up of photo transfers, drawing, and assembled paper cutouts. The accordion fold style will allow it to be exhibited standing up with all the pages visible at once.

Marie Weaver