mom's magnets

mom's magnets

mom's magnets

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