Artist: Timothy Steinlage
Banned/Challenged Book: The Catcher in the Rye
Reason for Banning: Offensive language and sexual content
Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: The Catcher in the Rye to me is a book full of foul contradictions that many of us have in the youth of our life after we are leaving a big event in our lifetime. The image I made is my presentation of how the main character of the book has no real direction and takes everything in his life for granted. His accomplishments and actions are just as valuable as a book that has been destroyed. This book is a good representation of things in life we all have done and have learned from and don’t want to do again.