|Graffiti Series #13|
A few years ago in an Orly Avineri workshop we made chop marks out of rubber stamps. Ever since then I have used the chop mark on my work. I latched onto this idea because when living in Japan I had a chop mark. That is how one signs legal documents there. It was not easy finding a chop that fit my last name. Then when I lost the chop and wanted to close my bank account I had many difficulties because I did not have my chop to sign the papers. I had to go with a bank employee to get a second chop and sign all sorts of documents stating that I had lost my original chop. Because all the paperwork was in Japanese I had to take the word of the bank employee that I was knew what I was signing. I guess it did not matter much since I was leaving the country.