The Box. Book in a Day (17 April). By Catherine Cartwright. Catherine Cartwright / Prt Scr Press, 2012. 10pp., illustrated throughout, 11x14,5cm. Limited and numbered edition of 50.
Artist and printmaker Catherine Cartwright made 'The Box' as a one day project on 17 April, Palestinian Prisoners' Day, to raise awareness of men, women and children imprisoned under inhumane actions throughout the world.
All proceeding from the sale of this artist book is donated to Amnesty International. You can read more here and here.
"On Tuesday 17th April 2012 I am making a book in a day. This artist book is being created from scratch and a limited edition of 50 will be printed, in the same day. The artist-run risograph Prt Scr Press is being very helpful in this my first venture into multiple book-making.
Why Tuesday 17th April?
There is a call for this day to be International Prisoners Day, particularly regarding prisoners unlawfully imprisoned or political prisoners. It is already a day to mark the detention of Palestinian Prisoners. It also marks for two prisoners in Louisiana, 40 years of solitary confinement. Forty years in solitary confinement in a cell measuring 2m by 3m. Amnesty International are campaigning for the Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, to end their ordeal. Find out more here."