Unto the Third and Fourth Generations, cover  

Unto the Third and Fourth Generations, 1997. Cover
Laser prints, vegetable stains & ink on paper, envelopes, and thread in wooden box
9 x 11 x 4" closed


Inside the box are a dozen envelopes on the flap side of which is an image of hands. Each envelope contains a booklet with texts and images, including the same image of hands from the envelope and the image from which the hands were cropped. Texts are family "secrets"--stories written down or told in my family that reflect changing attitudes toward, for example, black/white relations and child-rearing--and quotes from the Bible.