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Attorney Michael Norton of Bone McAllester Norton Creates Unique Stamp Art
The 21 art works in our lobby were all hand crafted by Michael Norton, one of the name members of our law firm. Each collage is created using only United States postage stamps. Mr. Norton designs each work, and each stamp or portion of a stamp is individually glued into place and the work is finished with multiple coats of clear acrylic.
Mr. Norton’s unique works of art have won several art competitions. Two of his works were selected for display at the Northwest Art Center in Minot, North Dakota, as part of the 2011 Americas Paperworks competition. His works will again be exhibited as a one person show at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, Tennessee May 2013 through July 2013.
On average, the works each require approximately 400 to 500 stamps, and have been known to require more than 1,000 stamps to complete. Mr. Norton acquires most of the stamps as unsorted bulk purchases of used stamps. Currently, he has over 100,000 stamps available for future projects.