Hey loves, I finally got some stuff available in my store (and I figured out how to add a store button! YES! but…that’s pretty much the extent of my technological prowess…please don’t judge me! I’m a letterpress nerd!)
There’s some Churro Angels and grief girl prints, I even made some Girls Playing Dogs Playing Poker. So if any of these babies seem like you want to make ’em your babies, please let me know! Thank you I love you ❤
Polymer plates and wood type letterpress printed on strathmore grey 10.5 x 14
Installation and prints by Sofia Mena-Bell
2018 Mills College Book Art & Creative Writing MFA Exhibition
Novelist Ursula K. Le Guin writes of suffering, “if instead of fearing it and running from it, one could…get through it, go beyond it. I believe that the reality — the truth that I recognize in suffering as I don’t in comfort and happiness — that the reality of pain is not pain. If you can get through it. If you can endure it all the way.”
Sad Thrills delves into the dreaming of suffering, the imagination of grieving. What does it look like when one tries to get through it? What becomes if one can endure it all the way? With sad toys, soft gestures, hard truths, and a little bit of Christmas, Sofia Mena-Bell attempts to reveal the pathway to the something beyond suffering.