Uprooted is an edition of 3 accordion artist books. Each book is hand printed from carved linoleum using relief printing methods. Each side of the book depicts an opposing side to the same story of gentrification.
The first version of the story portrays a positive perspective of gentrification. As money is spent, houses multiply, and white smiles shine proud over the changed landscape. This perspective reveres the community's transformation as progress.
The second version of the story portrays a negative perspective of gentrification. This story is shown second in order to reflect the way that affluent, benefitting populations often shy away from acknowledging the disregard for impoverished people's wellbeing during the gentrification process. This story exposes gentrification's significant contribution to homelessness under the guise of progress.