Artist: Chloe Seim
Banned/Challenged Book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Reason for Banning: Repeatedly banned due to explicit teenage sex, offensive language, suicide, and homosexuality.
Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: I wanted to represent the intimacy Charlie shares with his typewriter, along with the transparency he conveys about being a social wallflower. One of the greatest issues Charlie must grapple with in this book is his own mental stability, due to childhood trauma. I wanted to reflect this through the slightly offset nature of the composition, which instills a sort of instability or anxiety.