Finnish News: Guns

Finnish News: Guns, 2015 / Varying edition of 5 / Archival inkjet printing on Dobbin Mill, Mohawk Superfine & Moriki papers

Size: 9” x 7.6” x 0.5”

From the Pratt Institute Libraries Special Collections

A letter with news clippings from a Finnish acquaintance was the catalyst for this small edition. I re-created the original envelope printed with a translation of his letter along with the Google translation of the newspaper article, a fascinating slice of life in America from an outsider’s perspective. In Guns, his inaccurate translations are presented on pages of varying sizes, creating overlaps and layering to play with the confusing nature of the read, in direct contrast to its somber content, the American obsession with guns.