Morgan Hill, CA: Ginger Burrell, 2015. Hardcover. Number 2 of 10 copies. Signed and dated by the book artist. According to Ginger: “Paper Dolls began as a feminist manifesto about the role of women in society past and the ever present attempts to return women to that role. In the entire book, The Complete Book of Sewing by Constance Talbot (1943), there was only one photograph of a man sewing and he was listed as the expert. Over time, however, Paper Dolls became a sentimental journey through my childhood. As I wrote the poetry, I realized that so much of how I make art now was influenced by the time I spent then with my mother imagining, designing, and creating clothing. Every trip to the fabric store was a lesson in color theory, textures and attention to detail. Sensory memories of whispery pattern paper, the whirring sewing machine and being pricked with pins, still in the garment, began to rearrange my ideas.” Coptic binding with floral paper covered boards and cloth title label to front cover. The text is printed with archival ink on cotton, which has been sewn onto patterned cardstock. The pages of text are interspersed with altered book pages that have been taken from The Complete Book of Sewing and pages created from sewing patterns and decorative papers that are layered together. Housed in a black cloth covered clamshell box with old sewing patterns adhered to the edges. Unpaginated. Book measures 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.25 inches. Box measures 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 inches. ARTB/060517. Fine.