Superheroes

“Transforming regular people into their fantasy superhero, Colleen Rudolf creates trading cards that include an image of the real person in superhero costume on the cover and their statistics on the back, much like a baseball trading card.  The statistical information includes the fantasy superheroes’ real name, weight, height, battles fought, won and lost, as well as a description of their power and a fact about their adventures.  In general, Rudolf uses humor to play with presentation and subject matter in order to question societal norms.  She transforms regular people into their fantasy superhero; playing with the person’s hopes and desires to ultimately give them, in tangible form, something they can never actually achieve.” -Erin Riley Lopez, Curator of There Goes My Hero at the Center for Book Arts in NYC, NY

 

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