Cause and Effect

This is an editioned artists’ book about how racial identity is formed through geography and history. It is an autobiographical story about the connections between a race riot in my hometown, my upbringing and my racial awareness. Cause and Effect

Work in progress in Rochester at the Genesee Center for Arts

Here are some images of the work from my residency at the Genesee Center for the Arts in Rochester NY. I’m setting the type for and printing a short excerpt of Austin Steward’s autobiography.

Press coverage:

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011107230311

http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/events/choice/2011/07/ART-LITERATURE-Jessica-Peterson-Through-8-2/…

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A document of slavery in upstate New York.

From July 27 to August 2, 2011 I will be an artist in residence at the Genesee Center for the Arts and Education.

During this time, I will be letterpress printing a limited edition pamphlet containing excerpts of chapter 11, …