Piece measures 7 feet 6 inches as measured diagonally from Maine to California and is the largest of these I make. It is designed for a commercial space.
This piece is made of many pieces of scrap metal from cars, street signs, semi trucks and more. The name of the piece is based on the word “Swinger” as seen in California. It was a side panel from a late 1970’s “Swinger” motor home.
This is the largest size of American Mettle Lower 48 Series maps, there are only 3 in existence. This is the third and last of this size. It was temporarily displayed in a local restaurant/bar space.
Number 1 hangs at George Mason University, Center for History and New Media, Number 2 is owned by the artist.