QK pairs letterpress text with hand-carved linocut to compose a duality, a two-sided-ness, a front and a back. This diptych implements a critique of white women, white feminism, and second wave feminism. Linocut to the left depicts two queens mirroring the other, save what they hold in their hands, a knife in one, a gavel in the other. “Q” for Queen. “K” for Karen. Letterpress to the right depicts the quilt-like backside of a queen card adorned with prose or phrases revealing the hypocrisy of both anti-choice white women and feminist white women who exclude womxn from their movement. A white woman achieving position or power for self-aggrandizement does not equate the advancement of all womxn, a step towards equality, or even a feminist achievement. Anti-choice ≠ pro-life.
Artist: Breslin Bell
Breslin Bell "QK"
Letterpress and linocut on Stonehenge paper.
Printed at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI.
Limited edition of 25.
22 in. x 15 in.