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"Freedom" | by E.Briel
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Thai flower garlands on handmade Thai paper, 2011, Destroyed


Detail here:


Background text of the series - in English & Thai - covers topics like infidelity, sexual proclivities, skin-whitening creams, skin cancer from tanning, hypocrisies of democracy and freedom, and toxic makeups favored by women around the world, etc. Much of it is illegible / invisible (text becomes texture, a background, we become inured to it).


Most of the series will be destroyed and recycled by me in December 2011 to make endpapers for the special edition of my book, Paper Pilgrimage: Bombs, Bandits, and a Vanishing Art in Southeast Asia.

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Taken on November 21, 2011