Friday, April 11, 2008

The Wandering Uterus Zine


I've wanted to do an art/personal Zine for a long time. Of course, I didn't feel that I had room in my life for yet another obsession. Zines are something I've always been interested in. So after a particularly compelling look at a collection of Zines I came across, I got inspired...and created The Wandering Uterus. Now I feel like I'm on zine crack.

This zine explores what I do in my life in order to stay sane. The Wandering Uterus refers to the Greek medical diagnoses that all of women's mental disturbances are caused by the wandering of her uterus. In the 21st century, we now have so many mood-altering drugs that are being prescribed, which are doing more harm than good. As a survivor of street drugs and psychopharmacological agents, I have to say, the drugs didn't do me any good. You have control of your own mind. Drugs are societal controls. Don't buy into it. Let art be your rehabilitation.

This zine has many images and a lot of humor. Each is hand-bound using the Japanese stab binding method and adorned with a glass bead. The image above is the cover image. (And yes, that's me)

If you're interested, you can mail me $5 cash (I also accept zine trades or significant mail art) to:
Sarah Elizabeth Condon
1717 Alfred Drive
Luxemburg, WI 54217

This will be an ever-evolving project that will be published periodically. If you would like to see sample pages or have any questions feel free to e-mail me at sarah@theemergenceproject.com

Thanks!

4 comments:

Bill Evertson said...

Sarah - is there no end end to your multiple projects? I love the title/concept you're working with. I'd really like a copy of your new zine, but I think I will send some art. Watch your mail this coming week. Thanks for the comment on my post!

JafaBrit's Art said...

I really like the (concept) title and cover of your zine.

Sarah said...

thanks!!

Robin said...

Although I am totally lost about what a "zine" is...I really dig your site and that picture is amazing and provocative. I recently posted the "wandering uterus" phenom on my blog as was curious if it would google back to me. It did and I found you! Very intriguing! The title is "female hysteria" on my blog...through some graham crackers in to!

So tell me...what is a zine? Sorry to be a moron but when I don't know...I ask!