This postcard is constructed from two collaged postcards. On the front is a photograph by Jean Meziere from his 1985 series Echoes: A Vision of the American Southwest, and the text on the back and front is from a 1960s card describing a Kiva- a subterranean dwelling constructed and occupied by Hopi and other Pueblo peoples of the same region. The card is part of an ongoing investigation into the representation of women in landscape. While much of this has taken the form of fashion photography, I’m interested in how the postcard format represents ‘place’ with its particular combination of text and photographic image.
This postcard was commissioned by Jeremy Cooper for ‘The Postcard is a Public Work of Art‘ at X Marks the Bokship, London, 23 January to 1 March 2014.