Judith G. Levy
Greetings from Ravage, Idaho
2014
inkjet on paper
23"x61" and 4.5"x11.5"
This postcard is another one in this series that addresses the history of Indians in the United States. In this postcard I am commenting on the development of former Indian land for tourist purposes and the exploitation of Indian culture, history and artifacts. I am alluding to the romanticization of Indians, as a way of reducing their intrinsic meaning and denying the tragedy of their treatment by a powerful government. Souvenirs are reduced reflections of history, and postcards easily fit into that category. However, in this series, I am interested in usurping that reduction and, instead, expanding it.
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