Average Baby

Average Baby is a reimagined clothesline hanging with paper garments constructed out of used baby care manuals.  The centerpieces are two paper baby blankets of “erasure” poetry , in which words have been erased or grayed out from pages from the parenting manuals to create a new, “hidden” poem, uncovering a kind of visual map within the original page.  The clotheslines also hold paper parenting manual baby clothing sewn by the women.  Items include paper onesies, dresses, t-shirts, a bib, a sleepsack, and even a nursing bra, complete with working snaps.


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