U. S. Mail Box
Artist: Nancy Bonnema
Materials: sterling silver, bronze, stainless steel cable
Dimensions: 3" x 1 1/4"
Beneficiary: Stacey Abrams founded Fair Fight to help voter suppression for everyone!
Fair Fight promotes fair elections, motivates voter participation in elections, and educates voters about their rights.
Artist Statement: The U. S Mail Box is an iconic symbol in our country. It was founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1792 with the passage of the Postal Service Act. The USPS is an American essential service and a time-honored organization. It transports parcels, documents, voting, and many forms of communication as well as employing more than 7.3 million people. Now, most essential in the time of the Covid pandemic, our USPS has a specific mission to ensure a safe and secure voting process for all Americans.
My piece is constructed from sterling silver and bronze. It has a patina of liver of sulfur darkened to look aged thru time and to endure through the future.
This Mail Box was a very special piece for me to construct because of my strong belief in the right to vote and participate in the democratic process.