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. I produce them in two sizes, one 23 inches x 60 inches and the other suitable for mailing.
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 recombine them.