212 Slaves, 2011
5.5" x 8" Altered book, acrylic on paper.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, has been the source of much controversy over the years due to the frequent use of the word "nigger" and other racial slurs. In this piece, I've blacked out the entire text of the book, except for the 212 instances of the word. It was announced in the begining of 2011 that one book publisher with rights to 'Huckleberry Finn' will re-release the book with all instances of the word replaced by the "slave" instead.