By Sunny Leerasanthanah
Mom’s Magnets is Leerasanthanah’s typological documentation of her mother’s collection of magnets from worldly destinations. The souvenir magnet is exemplary of reducing culture, place, people, heritage, and politics to commodified kitsch. Patterns reveal the homogenous representations of marketable icons. Playful juxtapositions force a relationship between two seemingly unrelated symbols, like the Egyptian hieroglyph tablet and Britain’s telephone booth. Ultimately, the book contemplates the attempt to embody and possess.
8" x 12", Risograph printed, Saddle stitch bound with metallic sleeve and insert
Published by Sunny Leerasanthanah in 2020
Edition of 100
New York, NY