Yours Truly

When Great Grandpa Pete passed away, I inherited his collection of Samoan stamps. He was an avid stamp collector who like many collectors came to fetishise these objects. This collection is in many ways an heirloom of personal histories, for myself, my family and the people who once used the stamps. Retracing of Grandpa Pete’s stamps is one way to make sense of the cultural history of Samoa. More broadly, it offers a way of tracking the colonial history of this island homeland.  These nearly obsolete objects at one time represented the perceived ideals of the country as a whole. IMG_0130

Royals, A2 digital print, 2014

Royals, A2 digital print, 2014

Photo by Janet Lilo

Photo by Janet Lilo

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Captain Cook Poster, A0 digital print, 2014

Captain Cook Poster, A0 digital print, 2014

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Christmas 1975 series, 4x A1 digital prints, 2014

Christmas 1975 series, 4x A1 digital prints, 2014

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Samoa mo Samoa poster series, 12x A2 digital prints, 2014

Samoa mo Samoa poster series, 12x A2 digital prints, 2014

IMG_0191IMG_0138 A big thank you to crew from the Whau Arts Festival and Transit Projects. Yours Truly curated by Transit Projects, Whau Arts Festival, Auckland, 2014

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