Stamp Collection 2012
Adelaide Central School of Art - Honours
The Stamps Collection series have become playful interactions with memory. The original collection belongs to my mother, which she kept as a child. The stamps were gathered from postal communication between family in Australia and those overseas. Placing myself within the image of the stamp furthers the idea of a fabricated world, as I enter history in multiple places. I’ve also permitted humour to feature liberally within this work as the source imagery holds a less sentimental connection. Therefore allowing myself a significant amount of freedom when becoming each character.
Presented as a collection, this is important for a proper reading of the work. Multiple versions of a similar theme are needed to understand the intent of the project. Presented behind sheets of Perspex, this conjures up notions of a precious object, also relating back to the plastic sleeves in which collected stamps are stored.