Saturday, December 6, 2008

coolio license plate art--July 2008:Patriotic sights Part IV--the Smithsonian

("Preamble" by Mike Wilkins, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., July 2008)

In 1987 Durham artist Mike Wilkins created this art piece made from license plates to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. I thought it was pretty cool. It reads:

"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

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