"Shapes from Maine: Shapes Rubber Stamps," detail (2005/08)

"Shapes from Maine: Shapes Rubber Stamps," detail, 2005/08
Wood and rubber, 1 1/4 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/16 inches each, each unique
Produced in collaboration with Wendy Wyman and Bill Welsh, founders of Repeat Impressions, Trescott, Maine
Photo by Lamay Photo
© Allan McCollum
Courtesy the artist

"There’s no rest in this process. But once you’ve got the arrays finished in order and in sequence (and it’ll take me years to finish all of the arrays), then I’ll feel like I’ve done my part. And when I’m long dead, if anybody’s still interested in this process, all they‘ll have to do is combine arrays to create more shapes."

-Allan McCollum