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Greetings from the cornbelts
Pentecost, Claire, 1956-
"A mail art project that arrives as five different postcards in succession. The recipient also receives a special envelope and small poster. The work draws connections between the Midwest of the US where most genetically modified corn is grown, and the contamination of the Mexican seat of maize genetic diversity with GMO varieties. The project also presents the efforts of Mexican peasant organizations to preserve their genetic heritage."--Statement from the artist. Includes three of the five postcards with text and color photographs, an envelope, a folded poster, and a small cardboard info sheet. Nontoxic offset printing at Mission printers in Chicago on responsibly sourced paper. Text in English and Spanish.
3 postcards : ill. ; 16 x 10 cm. each + 1 poster (ill. ; 31 x 21 cm.)
ColorsPhotographicText (layout feature)Visual
Local Book Arts
Broadsides & PostersPostersPostcards
Artists' booksMail art
Artists' books--United StatesTransgenic plantsCorn--Genetic engineering--Mexico
artists' books (books)posterspostcardsmail art
For Rights information please contact Special Collections at the John M. Flaxman Library.
The original object was photographed with a NIKON D810 digital camera at 300 ppi as a camera raw file (NEF). The NEF file was converted first to a digital negative file (DNG) before final conversion to the TIFF format in Adobe Photoshop.