This entire series began with a single spark, loaded with the call for equality, justice and dignity. A woman in her might, breaking loose the chains of oppression above her head. Printed in 1919, one of the first stamps, as a free and independent country at the end of WWI. Cleverly printed only a couple millimeters high are the stamps value on each of her sides, 50 and 50. A simple expression in a call for balance as equals.
Though out this layered collage, are the ideas, costs and cancers of an old country in a the throws of a young democracy. Ironic a 100 years later our contemporary moment finds us still thirsty for such a blended tonic. 50 / 50 does sound indeed delicious enough to share with my family.