The image on the left is the cover for Bodyminds Reimagined featuring mixed media (photography and collage) artwork by Tahir Carl Karmali.
The cover contains a photographic image of a black person in the center from the chest up with dark skin, red lips, and deep hollows in their collarbones, looking to the left, the expression on their face relatively neutral. The person is wearing a sleeveless garment made on various technological parts in greens and oranges that appear to be computer hardware, gears, and perhaps a gun barrel at the center of their chest. The person’s right arm is bare and the left arm is missing. On their face, they wear a number of hardware pieces, one circular over their left eye, which appears to be looking forward at the viewer, and the rest the same gun barrel type device, a motor and gears. On top of the figure’s head are large rusted metal circles that create a halo effect and large, dirty silver metal pieces, looking similar to scissor blades, rise from the back of the person’s head and off the top of the image. Next to the person are feathers that seem attached to their body in a wing pattern and red and black wires run from behind the person’s head down and into the feathers. The feathers and wires take up the entirety of the bottom half of the image. In the background, in the upper portion of the image, there is a beautiful bright blue sky with white puffy clouds and a number of tall buildings, suggesting a major city is in the distance.
At the bottom of the cover is the title of the book. The word BODYMINDS is large in white font stacked on top of REIMAGINED, in slightly larger font, though the “RE” is in orange font and IMAGINED is in white. Next to these stacked worked is my name SAMI SCHALK, also stacked in smaller greenish font. Beneath all of these words is the subtitle “(DIS)ABILTIY, RACE, AND GENDER IN BLACK WOMEN’S SPECULATIVE FICTION” in even smaller white font within an orange stripe that runs across the bottom of the page.
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