Changing Face, Saving Face

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A mix of letterpress and linocut masks with Rives BFK and laser cut Hahnemuehle Ingres paper, Changing Face, Saving Face is an accordion fold book designed, printed, and bound by Josephine Ren. Commenting on the immigrant/Chinese American experience, this book is an interplay between the “changing face” opera of Sichuan province, China and the sociological concept of “face” in Chinese culture. The edition size is fifteen copies. 8 by 9 inches.


  • Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College
  • Asian Library Collection, Honnold Library
  • Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • private collections

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