28 Days: A Deck of Cards
By Bea Nettles
(1991) 2000. Second edition. Edition of 1000, unnumbered.
3.5 x 4.5"; 28 cards. Boxed. Duotones. This is the second edition of 28 Days, originally published in 1991.
Bea Nettles: "These 28 cards represent some of the emotions and physical sensations of the menstrual cycle. Medical text is intermixed with the artist’s personal statements about her cycle. They are a blend of mystery, honesty, and humor, presented with the hope that they can open discussion on this universal, but practically invisible female experience. The ideal presentation is to lay them out in a circle on a round table. In this way the transition from Day 28 to Day 1 of the following cycle is continuous, as it is in real life...a familiar spiral that continues for women for perhaps 40 years."