Angela Davis Fegan

"Lavender Menace Manifesto"; recycled denim handmade paper with letter inclusions, laser cut text, menstrual blood with copper pigment; 18 x 32 inches

“Lavender Menace Manifesto”; recycled denim handmade paper with letter inclusions, laser cut text, menstrual blood with copper pigment; 18 x 32 inches

"Lavender Menace Poster Letterpress"; print on french kraft with menstrual blood and copper pigment; 12.5 x 15 inches

“Lavender Menace Poster
Letterpress”; print on french kraft with menstrual blood and copper pigment; 12.5 x 15 inches

The primary focus of my current work is the lavender menace poster project, which is a public messaging and infiltration project produced through handmade paper production, letterpress printing and laser cut text. The paper production process involves incorporating organic and recycled/repurposed materials for symbolic/emblematic and grotesque results. Letterpress printing is used as subversion of the traditional means of mass commercial communication, and the current quaint production of wedding invitations.

The goal of the work is to produce multifaceted alluring/repulsive handmade objects that stand out from the slick media saturated environment and announce resistance from the status quo. The project stems from a desire to voice institutional critique and run interference on mainstream leftist organizations that market tolerance as freedom and rights as consumer choices. My interest, in these specific mediums, stems from my committed desire to craft handmade objects in the time of the supremacy of ephemeral digital experience. It is these types of handmade objects that lend themselves to the tactile viewing experience and to distribution through a network beyond that of a single location. It is meant for viewing in public space, such as bar bathrooms, community health centers, alleys, and hair salons.