﷯Explosive Politics Contrasting Views of Civic Discourse How are voters won over? Explosive Politics presents two campaign strategies—21 action words each—to transform opinion and motivate public action. Both are explosive and transformative: one by destroying and the other by constructing. One razes, the other raises. Regardless of an individual’s position on the political spectrum, Explosive Politics is a reminder that Democracy is dynamic, continually arriving at crossroads. Every election offers multiple directions, some positive; promoting growth, and others negative; leaving scars. Democracy is bigger than any election--though each election provides an opportunity to invest, or withdraw--from our collective future. Ultimately, voters decide which path our country travels. The artwork for the Explosive Politics text concertina was collaged and then computer-printed on Moab Entrada rag paper using saturated jumping colors against a smooth silky black. The 1950s firecracker containers were purchased from a retired sales representative who serviced candy manufacturers. Joe Freedman of LEAFpdx.com designed, laser-cut, and crafted the miniature maple munitions caissons.﷯ Each copy of Explosive Politics comes complete with vibrant text concertina, firecracker case, background booklet, laser-cut maple caisson, and a tagboard storage box. 2-1⁄4"W x 4-1⁄4"L x 1-5⁄8'D. 45 copies.

To purchase please contact the artist at: ed@artistbooks.com

Contact: ed@artistbooks.com