The artist has produced a stack of postcards of four images taken in, or near, Delray. The postcards are paired with quotes from an early Florida explorer, William Bartram, as well as those of a few pioneer settlers of Delray, Anna and Adolf Hofman. Kurisu has handwritten the quotes on the back of the cards. The piece also has a site-specific aspect: the postcards will be displayed in a vertical, freestanding postcard rack somewhere in the city–– either an open field or, if necessary due to weather, somewhere sheltered. The artist has friends with a 100+ year-old house on a main street that may allow her to put the rack in their driveway.
Michiko Kurisu grew up on a ranch in Oregon. She is an artist and freelance photographer. She earned a BFA from Brown University. The artist is committed to the idea of substantial, provocative art in public spaces. She has a permanent light-based installation in Veterans Park in Delray Beach. She lives and works in South Florida.