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The artist, A. Lebowski, enters into a correspondence with a personal column advertiser in order to find a visual metaphor that represents them. Once it is clear what the subject wants and why, Lebowski creates a painting based on their letters. Upon completion, the subject receives a full-sized color reproduction as a gift for their participation. With their comments, the correspondence ends.

Lebowski's intent is to portray one person from each State in the Union in order to create a composite portrait of turn of the millennium United States.

"Hidden America" is a work in progess. The States in gray are to be completed.

 

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© A. Lebowski 2013

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