Most of the USA and Some Canada

2004, stamps, paper, gouache, 31 x 45 inches.

This map of the USA and a little Canada is made of stamps that correspond to their place or location. People are always giving me stamps. I love to look at the details and see how they are little artworks in and of themselves. Besides that, each stamp has so much to say. I think that they are lost just being admired as a collection in a book or on an envelope. I like to give them new contexts. To me, it elevates their importance, even if it means cutting them up.