an (un)traditional game of cards
By Kelly Parsell
Chicago, Illinois: Guillotine Press, 2008. Edition of 25.
2.4" diameter; 37 circular leaves. Illustrations: scanned colored pencil drawings. Ink Jet printed on Lettra. Housed in lidded clear plexi case.
Kelly Parsell: "Questions I continue to ask myself through my art-making and questions I pose to you. What is love? Can sex, identity, and sexuality ever be simple? Is there a defining line between girlhood and womanhood, and if so, when will I cross it?"
A version of the children's card game Old Maid. In this adaptation the object is not to be the last one holding the "Red Spot" card. The illustrations leave no doubt that this is about a woman's monthly cycle.