Karl Haendel

Artist's book
304 pages
Color and B&W
5 x 8 x 2 inches
Double Ampersand Press


Fear is a small brick-like yellow and black object.  It is broad sampling of the various fears, insecurities and worries running through contemporary western society.   The texts are culled by the author from various websites, message boards, and online community support groups where fears regarding different issues are discussed.  The texts are then thematically edited together, one quote leading into the next, so that as the story moves through different fears (e.g., poverty, illness, violence) it develops into a single narrative by 276 scared and anonymous authors.