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THIS IS RESERVED EXCLUSIVELY FOR BlurredLens.
If you would like a custom painting, then read directly below. The description for this listing is below the custom order section.

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=== CUSTOM ORDERS ALSO AVAILABLE ===
I take custom orders for any country or state you wish. Over 100 Map on a Stick paintings have been commissioned through Etsy. Send me an Etsy Conversation and I'll paint your state\/country of choice onto a stick! Almost all U.S. cities are also available. Don't want the stick? No problem. You can request that your painting have no stick.

Size options are 8x10", 16x20", 18x24".
8x10" (0.75" thick) is $25. Shipping within the continental 48 states is $6.
16x20" (1.5" thick) is $60. Shipping within the continental 48 states is $15.
18x24" (1.5" thick) is $100. Shipping within the continental 48 states is $15.

I can paint the state\/country\/city in one of the following colors: light blue, light green, cream, light yellow, gray, pink, or white. Light blue is the flagship color of the series. The background is always a brown texture. If you would like a different color background, then the prices mentioned above are doubled.

Combined shipping is available for multiple items. I'll need to know your ZIP Code and which items you are interested in.
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+++ TITLE +++
"New Jersey on a Stick (The Road to New Jersey) No. 3" from the "Maps on a Stick (The Road to) series

+++ ARTIST +++
Erik Maldre

+++ SIZE +++
8" width x 10" height x 0.75" depth

+++ MEDIUM +++
acrylic paint on canvas

This painting comes on a double primed canvas with acid-free acrylic sizing. There are no staples on the side and is 0.75" thick. It is painted on the sides and comes with a wire hanger installed so it is ready to hang on your wall.

+++ ORIGINAL +++
This is an original painting signed on the back by the artist.

+++ ARTIST STATEMENT +++
There's a duality of represented realities in this series. The first such representational interpretation is that of maps. A single line deviates from the area of land illustrated by the respective form. Such a line implies a border line, road or any number of symbolic attributes associated with maps.

This series is painted in a manner suggesting antique surfaces. Such embellishments lends a sense of history to the series evoking notions of time's past assumptive sense of reality defined by inaccurate measuring resulting in fallacious definitions thus giving the oddly singular, yet curiously charming, line a further sense of invalidity.

The second reality is clearly defined by the title of each piece. "'Region' on a Stick No. 'X'" perpetuates beyond the representational notions of a map by suggesting that the represented region is a physical object unto itself. Ironically enough, the duality of representation comes full circle for the suggested physical object is still a representation of such due to its physically painted nature.

+++ GUARANTEE +++
The artist has personally created and signed each painting so you are guaranteed the highest quality art. Satisfaction is guaranteed or a refund (minus shipping costs) will be given. This painting comes from a smoke-free and pet-free studio for those (like me) concerned with allergies.

+++ COPYRIGHT +++
All rights of reproduction stay with Erik Maldre and are not transferred with purchase.

+++ PAYMENT & SHIPPING +++
Payment to be received within 10 days. Personal check payments will require TWO WEEKS for the check to clear before item is shipped. (PayPal is preferred.) This painting will be wrapped carefully in bubble wrap and shipped in a sturdy box.

+++ MISC. +++
Visit my Etsy store to view more art for sale: artis3letters.etsy.com. Please add me to your favorite sellers list if you enjoy my art. And hit the "Subscribe to shop feed" link on shop homepage to receive updates when new items are added to my shop. Thanks for looking at my art.

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I also sell archival prints from the Maps on a Stick series. Visit my profile page for more info. http:\/\/www.etsy.com\/profile.php?user_id=5193400
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RESERVED FOR BlurredLens. New Jersey original map painting

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  • Materials: paint, canvas, acrylic
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