Projects > Postcards from the Present and the Future

Lincoln Memorial
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches
2022
Mount Rushmore
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
Bagnall Dam, Lake of the Ozarks
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
Statue of Robert E. Lee
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
U.S. Supreme Court Building
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
Scene along Highway NO 10 Washington
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
State Capitol Denver showing Bronco Bill and the Indian Warrior Monuments
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
Playing Shuffleboard, Lakeland, Fla.
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
White House, Washington D.C.
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
On the Ridge Route Cut off Los Angeles to Bakersfield, Calif.
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
Grass Scene in Old Kentucky
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
Boating on Grand lake, Colorado
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
Government Bridge to Rock Island
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
Dog Team Alaska
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
Fort Walton Beach
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
Niagara Falls
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
Fort Pike and Riccolette Bridge, New Oleans
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
Colorado River
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
Agriculture and Fruit Raising Scene near Seattle
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
Fountainbleau Hotel, Miami
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
Lake Mead, Colorado
gouache on found postcard
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
postcards from POSTCARDS FROM THE PRESENT AND THE FUTUER
gouache on found postcards
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
postcards from POSTCARDS FROM THE PRESENT AND THE FUTUER
gouache on found postcards
3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
postcards from POSTCARDS FROM THE PRESENT AND THE FUTUER
gouache on found postcards
each 3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
postcards from POSTCARDS FROM THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE
gouache on found postcards
each 3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
sample of postcards from POSTCARDS FROM THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE
gouache on found postcards
each 3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022
detail of installation
gouache on found postcards
3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.
2022
detail of installation
gouache on found postcards
each 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.
2022
detail of installation
gouache on found postcards
each 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.
2022
detail of installation
gouache on found postcards
each 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.
2022
Installation detail from Postcards from the Present and the Future
gouache on found postcard
84 Postcards, each 3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.
2022

I began this ongoing project, POSTCARDS FROM THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE in 2022. I have currently completed 84 altered postcards and will be adding more. I was was searching for a way to explore my increasing concerns about the climate crisis, infrastructure fragility, and the erosion of the American democracy. I alter found postcards by repainting parts of them with gouache. I reframe the meanings of statues and monuments, and adjusts images of historic buildings, bridges, dams, highways, and scenic places to shift the focus away from benign or sentimental pictures to acknowledgments about an endangered world. I am also interested in the relationship between the miniature and the monumental and how to manipulate small souvenirs.