(Portland, OR, 2013). A paper hat woven and sculpted from letterpress printed strips of pale green paper. The hat measures 19 inches in diameter and is 7 inches high. Slang and derogatory words that exploit women comprise the handset text -- in a great variety of typefaces. "Zook," Nockstress," "Overnight bag," "Paphian," and "Hotel Hotsy" are some milder ones. Fine condition. Wearing this hat could make a statement. Item #16989
"In this body of work I intend to expose the tenacious, white, patriarchal power structure by using language as my witness" writes Diane Jacobs. She spent three years collecting the exhaustive list of words--from friends, family, dictionaries, and strangers on the street (she asked what were the worst names they'd been called).
Diane Jacobs (b. 1966) received the San Francisco Artadia Award in 2000. She currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon, and received her MFA in printmaking from San Francisco State University in 1996. Diane has exhibited nationally and abroad for the last 25 years; her prints and artist books are included in the collections of The Getty, SFMOMA, the de Young Fine Arts Museum, Achenbach Foundation, The New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, Walker Art Center, Yale, Stanford, and Reed College, among others.