Projects > Panoramic Postcards, an ongoing series

Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida
archival digital print
23 inches x 60 inches
Sappho Beach, Glory, Kansas
archival digital print
23 inches x 60 inches
The People's House, Washington, D.C.
archival digital print
23 inches x 60 inches
Premonition Point, Ozark, Calif.
archival digital print
23 inches x 60 inches
Splendid Country Roads, Refuge Co., South Dakota
archival digital print
23 inche x 60 inches
Frederick Douglass Park, Valor, Virginia
archival digital print
23 inche x 60 inches
Greetings from Ravage, Idaho
archival digital print
23 inches x 60 inches
Albertson Square, Hopeland, Mo.
archival digital print
23 inche x 60 inches

Panoramic Postcard Installation, Kansas City
inkjet on paper mounted on Sintra
22 " x 60" each and 11.5" x 4.5" each

This is an ongoing series. Each of the postcards are created from digitally extracted elements from approximately 15 to 20 found, illustrated, vintage postcards.

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. I digitally extract details from many, found, illustrated postcards and digitally recombine them.