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America Eats its Young

Dazed And Confused, America eats it's Young . 60 x48" mixed media on canvas. Approx 3000 sent stamps from the US and Vietnam, 1960s and 1970s.

Dazed And Confused, America eats it's Young . 60 x48" mixed media on canvas.
Approx 3000 sent stamps from the US and Vietnam, 1960s and 1970s.

Tracking the lost American Dream through the 1960's and 1970's, the Cookie Monster is idolized in this painting of 'America Eats it's Young'.  

High on Space cake, the mouth is the gaping black hole of space exploration. Cookie's body is made up of JFK commemorative stamps; the eyes capture the romantic vision of the era- expressed so coherently by Henry David Thoreau who was resurrected with wide popularity during that time; and the cookie has sprinkles of Clown stamps, love stamps, Voice of America stamps, and Support our youth stamps, all sent in the 1960s.

The stars of Imperialism spin around his head.

C is for Cookie. C is for Conspiracy. Eat My body,  drink my blood. There is no Sacrament without Truth. 

Thoreau provides the vision, dreaming of the unity of man , nature and heaven. The pupils made of 2¢ Navajo Jewelry stamps have a deeper darker perspective. On a field of 1976 Orchids from Vietnam, the field is orange, representing the Agent Orange that drenched the country.

JFK and his race to Space. In the gaping mouth, the black hole of space exploration and a decade of achievement provoked by JFK is celebrated.

Sacrament without Truth.  'The Body of Cookie' is made up of approx 2000 cancelled 1963 JFK commemorative stamps. Found Stamp with accidental post mark "SACRAMENT' is available as an archival collectors edition in two sizes: 36 x56" ( edition of 30) and 18 x24" (edition of 350)