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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.

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