2012

A suite of three public performances completed in Washington, DC. I created 3 separate skins over my body, comprised of increasing values of US postage stamps, and walked through the city to post offices, asking to be mailed. The piece alludes to Henry "Box" Brown, a 19th century American slave who escaped to freedom by mailing himself, in a box, to the free north.

Information on the Henry "Box" Brown: FOREVER photobook can be found here.

Commissioned by the DCCAH's 5x5 initiative.

Small images taken by John Miller. All others taken by Bree Gant.

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