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Ubi Consistam - Passport


Green and red oil stick on enlarged copies of my American passport’s pages printed on Hahnemühle paper 350 gr. matte, 24 X 18 inches

Ubi Consistam means stable point, and it is part of the phrase Archimedes allegedly uttered after discovering the law of the lever. It is used to express the idea of a stable location, a foundation, and has evolved to describe, in its psychological sense, an existential position and a search for self-identity.

These drawings are enlarged prints of my American Passport’s pages.
Each of the sixteen pages of the passport is illustrated with an American landscape, with sentences of Presidents and quotes from the Declaration of Independence.
On the prints of these pages I drew my initials in green and red with oil stick, sealing then the entire page with a transparent medium.
The position of the two letters M and S highlights specific words that out of context form a new and independent narrative.