STATE OF THE UNION, 2014, is an Artist's Book and the result of a two-year project spurred by the author’s divorce. The book contains essays, blog posts, and photos of the work that resulted when the author asked 16 artists to interpret her final divorce agreement. The themes explored by the artists include control, freedom, and gender.
When art becomes work/When sex becomes work, 2012, is an Artist's Book that comments in form and content on the legalization of prostitution in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and the subsequent "Art Stay" program that closed Red Light District brothels and converted them into artist ateliers resulting in the prostitution of the artist in the name of urban renewal. Based on the reverse attached book When sex becomes work, the word “art” was substituted for the word “sex” throughout the text calling the readers attention to the substitution of one type of worker for another. With this change, the entire book changes in purpose. What was previously a manual for the sex worker, now functions as a manual for the artist similarly to the way the brothel window functions as a new space.