Artist: Liza MacKinnon
Banned/Challenged Book: Lady Chatterly’s Lover
Reason for Banning: Adultery and sexually explicit language
Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: Although considered one of the most sexually explicit and shocking works of its time, the narrative is tame when compared to current expectations of romance paperbacks. Lady Chatterly’s Lover, when read by today’s standards, appears draped in the romanticized details of a historic era. Using materials such as vintage gloves (Wild Man Vintage), hand printed paper (brought back from Italy), dried roses, homemade “wax” letter seal, and a lock of hair (thanks Irene), I have created an impression, an ethereal composition.