2016, papers, stamps, air, three parts: 27 x 45″, 6 x 2 1/4″, 10 1/2 x 17 1/2″.
(Another Version of “The Real USA”)
I don’t have any idea where they all came from, but I have an ENORMOUS collection of stamps from the USA. My artistic solution for all these stamps has been to make maps of the US. Each stamp usually represents a state or is relevant to a certain state, so it is clear where each one belongs. After more than 10 years of disorganized stamps, they are finally categorized by state and a few other categories. I can finally use them productively. Alaska and Hawaii are included. They are placed far away because the the space in the middle is literally as far away as the bulk of the mainland. In this artwork, I have left that area completely devoid of anything, to accentuate this point. It is amazing that the USA can actually call Alaska and Hawaii a part of the “United” States.