Advice for Travelers
In the accordion-bound art book "Advice for Travelers," Aileen Bassis samples one of her poems and brings it to life on paper. The book is twelve pages long and includes photographs, texts, and different shapes on all pages. The text is centered around the idea of "advice" for those who are travelling, with resonating phrases such as "remember a blanket, for nowhere will be soft" alluding to the troubles that immigrants will face when they come to new countries.
Aileen Bassis (self-published)
Social, cultural, political issues
9" x 10.5"
Bassis, Aileen, "Advice for Travelers" (2019). Rollins College Book Arts Collection. 26.
This work was featured in the Olin Library as a part of the exhibition “Common Ground: Selected Works from The Rollins Book Arts Collection” from September 18, 2021 – December 31, 2021.
Signed by the artist, edition 3 of 8. Online version can be found here: http://www.aileenbassis.com/poetry.html