"Slogans for the Maladjusted"
""This recent work is the result of a playful collaboration; one night, my boyfriend began making absurd and snide pronouncements that were somehow funny at the same time. As I laughed, I flinched inwardly and decided to write his prouncements with my left hand. I had just read Recovery of Your Inner Child by Lucia Ph.D. Capacchione and was curious about the idea of using my non-dominant hand to access my subconscious.
After writing Renato's prouncements in marker, I drew the first image that came to mind in crayon with my left hand. The childlike images are whimsical and innocent yet oddly disturbing and unsettling, especially once the viewer reads the prouncements. The pairing of these images with snide and cynical comments create a psychological tension within the work that provokes speculation about our behavior and emotions.
From the beginning I envisioned the drawings in a children’s book format, complete with the thick glossy cardboard pages. A board book seemed like the perfect way to showcase my maladjusted subconscious and my boyfriend’s snide statements." - Vanessa
Two years later, the Slogans board book has come into being! Twelve fully illustrated maladjusted sentiments courtesy of Vanessa Shinmoto and Renato Petterino are available in a limited edition run of 1,000 shiny books that fit in the palm of your hand.
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