Make Your Postmark
Though a bit of a square, the postage stamp is our kind of companion: well-travelled, tells a good story, and easy on the eyes. Michael Sanzone recognizes this, too, which is why he collects these little pieces of art and turns them into art of his own. Playing with color and composition, he places unused vintage sets that he's collected from various sources—his travels, friends, online auctions—in patterns to create a cohesive, colorful work that connects past, present, and future.
For this piece, Michael uses all United States stamps, including a collection called "Atoms for Peace," inspired by a 1955 speech by President Eisenhower about using atomic power for good, not warfare. "This piece is ultimately about aesthetics, travel, history, and the postal system itself." Handmade in Brandford, Connecticut.