Panoramic Postcard Installation, Kansas City inkjet on paper mounted on Sintra 22 " x 60" each and 11.5" x 4.5" each
Each of the postcards are created from digitally extracted elements from approximately 15 to 20 found, illustrated, vintage postcards. The first four Panoramic Postcards were commissioned for the downtown Kansas City U.S. Post Office window through a collaborative effort between City Center Square and the Urban Culture Project in Kansas City. I produced all of them in two sizes, one 23 inches x 60 inches and the other suitable for mailing. I handed out hundreds of free postcards to passersby, during the first week that the installation was up.
I am interested in how postcards, as souvenirs, often seek to enhance the viewers perception of a natural scene, historical site, or cityscape, while at the same time reduce meaning and reflect prevailing ideology to obscures or avoid issues. So I am creating postcards that look like typical cards, and I mimic what I call "postcard language" to confront such things as racism, the plight of the Indians, and the development of cities.