FATHERLAND/MOTHERLAND

FATHERLAND / MOTHERLAND

I made two new works with this idea in mind, the idea of Fatherland / Motherland.

I think my references to this idea fall in the several categories of War, Crime, and Religion. However in my culture, being Mexican and Mexico, the birth place of my parents this idea falls to a saying: "mi tierra / My Land".

So, I choose my place - Chicago. I think the most popular event in Chicago history might be awarded to Mr. Al Capone and his gangland style era of: Bootlegging, Kidnapping, Murder, Prostitution, Gambling, and Extortion. To this day when ever I'm on holidays abroad, someone always refers to my place in a mime performance of a machine gun shooting movement while annunciating "Shee-Ka-go"...

The most recent event falls in the catagory of Religion, this is the fall of a Christian icon The Reverend Jessie Jackson, working under the A-frame of God and morality... And just another man with the same weaknesses as man - WOMAN. My stamp sheet captures this love triangle, as a breakdown of moral ideology of an irreverent man and a moral upset of the contradictions of sermons: ADULTERY and creation of the bastard child. We must remember, he was Bill Clinton's spiritual advisor.

by Michael Hernandez de Luna
United States of America, 2002


a) AL CAPONE
One of two artistamps
From a full sheet (25 x 31.6cm) of
thirty-six 3.3 x 5cm. stamps and one 10 x 10cm stamp, perforated.

b) BILL CLINTON'S SPIRITUAL ADVISOR
Block of nine artistamps from 3.3 x 2.9 to 5 x 3.9cm. each
From a full sheet (13 x 31.6cm) of 3 blocks (27 stamps), perforated.

Permanent Collection
Gift of the artist


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