Artists' Atlas: Mapping Their Journey > Jordan Scott

Jordan Scott uses cancelled postage stamps to create elaborate maps and forms, utilizing raw materials that have already traveled the globe, and speaking to personal narratives of journey and memory. Scott turns these tiny squares on art – marked and inked with their passage through the mail system - into expansive swaths of color and pattern, finely detailed but compositionally soothing.

Jordan Scott U.S. Postage Stamps collage wall art on canvas
Grand Traverse
used U.S. postage stamps and resin on canvas
40" x 30"

Inspired by the shorelines of the city of Grand Traverse, Michigan

Constructed from hundreds of only two designs of cancelled postage stamps featuring George Washington, one from the 1930's and the other from 1960's.