FUNDRAISING for tears // tears publication


WHY you should help

Art publications are pricey, but they give artists a huge bump of recognition, visibility and reach. The physicality of publications also allows for a new understanding of the work by both artist and reader.

Your purchase will help fund this publication to become a reality and you’ll also get some original art in your home at a great deal!

As Yoffy Press says “To hold a book of art in your hands - a truly beautiful, thoughtful art object - is visceral. A photograph is a story. A collection of photographs is an adventure.

Let's go on a beautiful adventure together.”

Help me to make this publication a reality by purchasing a work of art to support my fundraising goal of $15,000.

Currently Raised: 70% ($10,907)

This means I need

150 people to each purchase a $100 collage from my archives.


30 people to each purchase a $500 framed collage from 100 Days.

If you are interested in further options, please contact me directly regarding requests for unique commissioned collages, private collage workshops or to inquire regarding additional collages available for purchase.


tears // tears is an upcoming publication of recent collages by artist Serrah Russell published by Yoffy Press.

In tears // tears, Serrah Russell uses collage as a ritual, a meditation, and an act of protest. Using art as the ground floor, Russell creates a foundation to process her surroundings and experiences, a process which began during a political turn that rattled her and became a life raft to sanity. To tear and to be torn. To mourn and to act. To listen and to be heard.

tears // tears is an extension of Russell's 100 Days of Collage project, which was developed as a response to the first days of the Trump presidency.


Published by Yoffy Press

Hardcover, 6 x 8 inches
128 pages / 55 images
Edition of 500

Available Spring 2019


To fundraise for this publication, I’m offering HUGE discounts on recent and past works of original, one-of-a-kind collages. All collages are created using torn and cut magazine images and are mounted on 14”x17” archival white paper.


The WILDCARD ($Any Amount$)

Send any amount as a donation to Venmo (@serrah) or Cash App ($serrah) and then email or DM me with your address and I will select something from my studio to send your way. OR if you are local and donating $100, you can come by the studio and pick one out in person.

*If you'd like to pay by check, email me and I’ll get you my mailing address.


Artist Selected Original Polaroid or Instant Film Photograph from various series (2009-2016)

$50 (retail is $300)

*These images are just examples of options. If you’d like to guide my selection for you, please send me a message with your general preference.

The ZODIAC ($150)

Original Collages Themed around the Zodiac Calendar (2012 - 2014)

$150 (retail is $850)

The ARCHIVIST ($100)

Original Collage from Archive (2011 - 2015)

$100 (retail is $850)


Works of collage featured in previous exhibitions

$250 (Retail is $850)

The ACTIVIST ($400 - $500)

‘100 Days’ Collages (2016-2017) *

$500 - framed or $400 - unframed, use discount code “FRAMELESS” (Retail is $1000)

*Not all from 100 Days are listed but if you’re interested in a particular one, just ask!

The PATRON ($1000)

Private visit to my studio for a drink or tea together and to select two framed works and a special thank you in the publication.

To purchase, email directly to


If you’re local to Seattle, you can use the discount code EMERALDCITY to deduct shipping and we can workout pickup / delivery.


Also, keep in mind, these prices are only active during this fundraiser. Once funds are met, the prices will return to their original prices so get it while you can!

Updated 1:00 PST pm, December 17th, 2018