Minneapolis: Angel Bomb Press, (2023). 6 of 12 copies, signed and numbered by the artist on the rear panel. Second Edition. The first edition, with a few minor variations to this edition, was limited to 22 copies and sold out quickly. According to the artist: "This resin cast dumpster is a deconstructed artist book commemorating our failings as a society but hopefully encouraging everyone to do better—to BE better. Within the hand-sculpted and hand-painted dumpster are thirteen die-cut, illustrated, letterpress pieces of garbage representing just a few of the horrors we dealt with in 2020. These are packed in a shredded Bill of Rights and includes a small folio, all printed on a speckletone kraft stock. This is a 2nd and final edition representing a recycled idea and recycled problems. Mass shootings are happening at a record rate, hate crimes are increasing, and we’ve literally done nothing about climate change. Have we made any progress?"
This hand painted miniature yellow dumpster includes a small remnant of an American flag sculpted on one edge and two removable lid flaps. The thirteen letterpress pieces of garbage feature portraits of Trump, Covid-19, Giuliani, wildfires, maskless people, insurrectionists, abandoned homes, and more. The versos of each image include text describing each "fiasco". Topics addressed range from Covid to George Floyd to climate change and more. A "fun" book art object commemoration of an absolutely horrible year for Americans - and the rest of the world. A letterpress bi-fold summaries the horrors, some of which have been addressed, but most are ongoing. Size: 5.5 x 3.25 x 4 inches. ARTB/110923. Fine.