Blood, a Cultural Compendium

Suzanne Boccalatte is a serial creative. Her latest project is Blood, curated and published as part of her Trunk Book series

10 Jul 2013

Culture and society are what gets Suzanne Boccalatte up in the morning, and what keeps her awake at night.  Both at home and work she strives to push the boundaries with the creation of compelling cultural content.

Trunk volumes are emblematic of her unbridled creative energy and imagination. The critically acclaimed first edition, Hair, was recently made available in New York City’s Museum of Modern Art.

As a designer, writer, artist, and social innovator, Boccalatte established her Trunk Book series in 2011 with contributions from a global community of writers and artists.

For Blood the text is edited by cultural theorist Dr. Meredith Jones with all the images and art direction executed by Suzanne herself.

Of her cultural pursuits, Boccalatte says: “I’ve always been a curious person and I love challenging expectations. Trunk sits at the crossroads where art, culture and society collide.”

And of her treasured project, she explains: “Trunk is a visual and psychological feast. This volume looks for distortions and metaphors on the topic of blood.

“It covers historic moments of bloodshed, such as Jackie Kennedy’s blood-spattered Chanel suit – a horrifying exposition of her husband’s murder and also includes master works by Goya, Frida Kahlo and Caravaggio.”

Either side of these iconic images sit photographs by Shaun Gladwell, Mike Parr, Petrina Hicks, William Yang and Trent Parke, and prose by Kirrilly Thompson, Rebecca Huntley and Katy Evans-Bush.

Blood is currently available online at Trunk Book and through Aesop stores in Paddington NSW and Prahran Victoria.

Every book sold through these selected Aesop will donate $10 to the Red Cross Blood Service.

For more information visit Trunk Book
boccalatte.com/work/trunk-book

Aesop
aesop.com/au