Chris Mortenson

The Postcard Series:


With this work, I am interested in the ways that we define our experiences with the natural world through the use of images and the methodologies we use to share these experiences with one another. In the age of the status update, we still use printed ephemera such as postcards to confirm and acknowledge the places that we have been.  Unfortunately, we often fail to know these places in any greater intimacy than the picturesque views embodied by the postcard. Gleaning images from existing postcards, I composite two geographically distant locations into a singular new landscape.  These hybrid images are then produced as postcards, which I place into postcard racks when traveling or visiting stores and museums. Although I rarely receive confirmation of their consumption, I am more interested in them as a commodity to be consumed rather than bearing witness to the actual transaction.

© Chris Mortenson 2019