1987 – 2003
Postcards, whether of a city, a monument or of an artwork are specific to a locality. As a consequence these collage cards I made between 1987 and 2003 often have an autobiographical subtext as they reflected places that I had been, exhibitions I had seen as well as the current state. Being based in New York, using postcards of such landmarks such as The Empire State Building or World Trade Center was the identifiable constant. The inherent limitations of working with an X-Acto knife and glue brought a new depth and challenge to each collage. The results are sometimes witty, other times dark, a reflection of our political times.
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New York artist, Steve Butcher, Artwork, Postcards