Stamp Collection 2012

Adelaide Central School of Art - Honours

The Stamp Collection series is a playful interaction with memory and historical object.  Stamps record significant points in history, commemorating individuals and events. The original collection belongs to my mother, which she kept as a child; gathered from postal communication between family in Australia and those remaining overseas.  Using my own image as a substitute creates an alternate history, perhaps entering and intercepting with the written communication from relatives.

Originally presented behind sheets of perspex, this aided to conjure notions of a precious object, akin to the plastic sleeves in which collected stamps are stored.