Erik & Martin Demaine
Dorothy Simpson Krause
Bonnie Thompson Norman
Guild of Book Workers
Bonnie Thompson Norman
For Bonnie Thompson Norman books are a passion and a profession. She has been proprietor of The Windowpane Press for over thirty years. Currently residing in Seattle, Bonnie has worked as a hand bookbinder in a commercial bindery for nearly twenty years. She also teaches classes in letterpress printing and book making in her home studio. Bonnie produces works varied in content, technique, craftsmanship, and structure that offer challenging questions, provocative puns, and inspiration about timeless and/or contemporary issues in the form of broadsides and artists' books. Her work is in public and private collections, both nationally and internationally, and has been included in numerous exhibitions and publications.
It may come as a surprise to learn the right to vote is not explicitly stated nor provided for in the United States Constitution. Rather, this right has been shaped by Amendments, Congressional legislation, judicial review, and requirements and restrictions enacted by the States. Voting is a fundamental and cherished expression of patriotism and democracy. By casting a vote, one is actively participating in the principals of Government of the People, by the People and for the People. Men and women throughout the world are still fighting for this right. While voting processes have changed and evolved with developments in technology (for better or worse), the symbol of the Ballot BOX remains iconic throughout the world as a statement of dignity and self-determination. In the United States today, laws and regulations regarding voting rights are becoming more restrictive and onerous. Ballot BOX, a literal and symbolic representation of a right which should be available to all Americans but which is being threatened and eroded, contains a riddle and quotes from historical and literary figures on the subject of voting. Additionally, it includes important general information on voter eligibility and registering to vote. Ballot BOX is intended to both inform and inspire people to do just that.
5 x 5 x 5 inches; 12.5 x 12.5 x 12.5 centimeters. Created 2014.