Anything Helps. Pressing Issues.
Anything Helps.
Anything Helps.

Anything Helps.

(Portland, OR): Laura Russell, 2013. Russell, Laura. 32mo. (32)pp., + 6 cards. One of twenty-five copies, signed by the artist, Laura Russell. A survey of cardboard signs crafted by panhandlers and homeless people, one of which is here reproduced as a pop-up. Russell purchases these for five dollars each from around the Portland area, one of the places in the United States with the highest rate of homelessness. The collection is an invitation to view these often overlooked members of society as creative, optimistic, and eager. They are not for ogling or to be held at arm’s length; rather, the reproduced signs allow them to speak for themselves. Cleverly hand-bound into a wallet. A fine example of compassionate but incisive storytelling about our own communities. Much of Russell’s work focuses on the same, delving into our urban landscapes and examining how we care, or fail to care, for each other. Bound in a faux-leather wallet with an inset embroidered panel. Fine. Item #30144

Price: $650.00