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state license plate art

by Aaron Foster
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State Of The Art

Cross state lines without leaving your couch with Aaron Foster's state-of-the-art, recycled license plate wall art. Each state is represented by authentic license plates and mounted on a painted, cedar background. Handmade in California. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

Each is one-of-a-kind and will vary.

After ordering this item, send an email to custom@uncommongoods.com with your name, phone number, order number, and the U.S. state of your choice. Please note that the 3 states shown are representative of the others. (As needed, we will work with the artist to send you with a final rendering before the item is made and shipped; however, we cannot offer customization of any kind.) Then, a member of our team will call and/or email to confirm the information and finalize the order.

Only ground shipping is available for this item. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Please select economy shipping, when ordering.

At this time, this item can only be shipped to the contiguous 48 states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, or Puerto Rico. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

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Made from
recycled metal, wood
Approx. 40" H x 40" W x 3.25" D
Comes ready-to-hang.
  • the maker
Aaron Foster

Aaron Foster

Aaron Foster's art is created with US license plates from all over the country, hand carved into distinct forms and mounted onto a cedar background. His license plate map of the United States has been featured on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" on ABC.

A native Northern Californian, Aaron spent five years living and working in Atlanta, GA, where he co-founded Relish, a company that represents artists and helps grow their businesses. Surrounded and inspired by all this creativity, he began working his own magic. He began his career with reclaimed wood from old homes and barns, and now works specifically with vintage license plates.

Aaron returned to Northern California in 2002 to get back to the landscape he loves and be creative in familiar surroundings, but he has recently relocated again to Southern California to pursue his lifelong dream of being an actor.

The varied styles and never ending palette of America's old license plates allow for unlimited color combinations in his work. The license plate map of the United States was inspired partly from his collection of old globes and school maps that fill his eclectic home.

Having graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in history, the ever-changing old maps and globes provide a glimpse into the continuously changing history of our world. "I always wonder about the history of the vintage plates I use...what roads they may have traveled down already and where they might be headed next."

When he's not following Bob Dylan around on tour, you can find him in his Los Angeles studio, snipping, cutting and creating...and sometimes playing his own guitar. collection

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