Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Karen Hanmer
    born 1961
    born: Evanston, Illinois, United States
  • BEAUT.E(CODE), 2002
  • Where object was made: United States
  • 36 computer cards: ink, punching, rubber band
  • Paper Type: card stock
  • Object Height/Width: 83 x 188 mm
    Object Height/Width: 3 1/4 x 7 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0004
Label Text

36 cream-colored cards keypunched with numerical computer codes (one card is the title page, 34 cards with quotations, one card acknowledging participants). Each card has a phrase printed in digitized type across the top edge. Cards are bound together by a wide, orange rubber band with the words "IT IS A LIVING THING" printed in black ink across them.