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Through the residue of material culture I traced the movement of my family into the Midwest at the turn of the century. Expressed is my personal narrative, but the iconographic imagery is indicative of a greater regional and national narrative expressing politically relevant concepts of the day. My resulting historiography manifest as a modern souvenir platter, presenting a degraded interior landscape as it has weathered time in the region.

John Gast, American Progress 1872
Chromolithograph
12 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches
Manifest
Terracotta / Sgraffito
26L x 26w x 4h
2013
Manifest Back
26"x4"
2013