Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mail Model

A male mannequin covered in postage stamps is one of about 3500 works by 500 selected artists for sale at the New Zealand Art Show at TSB Bank Arena from Friday to Sunday according to an article that appears on the website.

Reporter Tom Hunts writes, "Mail Model, by Paraparaumu artist Rachel Goodman, took about 120 hours and a thousand stamps to complete, with stamps largely from Trade Me [New Zealand's leading online shopping website], as well as some from her own collection. "

Response to the piece has been mixed. Rachel is quoted as saying, " People either really love it or really hate it."  The stamps – some dating back to pre-decimal days – brought back memories for some.

"People will look at a stamp and remember what they were doing or how old they were."

Shown above, a portion of the mannequin.

To read the entire piece, click here.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM