This series of rubber stamp portraits was commissioned by the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in 2005. The portraits were of the bartenders at the cabaret and were stamped upon all patrons who requested one.
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Every Supreme Court Decision beginning at Bush v Gore (December 2000) until the end of the 2001-2002 term (June 2002)
This piece is composed of rubber stamped portraits of the Supreme Court Justices arranged in a matrix based on the decisions for each case beginning at Bush v. Gore through the end of the 2001-2002 term. There are 151 cases, which are listed in order, beginning at the upper left row and reading from the top to the bottom of each column. The colors assigned to each portrait indicate whether the Justice was appointed under a Republican or Democratic president: red=Republican, blue=Democrat. The grouping along each row indicates the voting record of each Justice. The first portrait to appear is of the Justice who wrote the lead opinion for the majority. The portraits, which follow, are of those who voted with the majority. A blank space, divides the majority from the dissent. After the blank space is the Justice who wrote the dissenting opinion, followed by those who voted with the dissent. All of the portraits that follow the lead Justice, from either the majority or the dissenting opinion, are placed in order of their superiority (the length of time served).