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Free Sign #4

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Free Sign #4, found near Two Rock, CA

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Free Sign #3

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Free Sign #3, found in Petaluma, CA

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Free Sign #2

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Free Sign #2, found in Bodega, CA


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I always replace Free Signs with my own homemade version.

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Free Sign #2 was made on the backside of a bad painting.

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Free Sign

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The first handmade ‘Free’ sign of my collection, found in Bodega, CA.

Driving around the back roads of West Sonoma County on a sunny day, you almost always find a pile of junk by the side of the road with a ‘Free’ sign in plain view. I have yet to find anything of interest, but my eye inevitably lingers on the sign itself. These are almost always handmade and somehow offer a clue as to the character and impetus underlying the otherwise anonymous act of roadside generosity. So I’ve begun collecting ‘Free’ signs, replacing them with my own generic stenciled version, which I sign and date for posterity.

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My first batch of generic ‘Free’ signs, signed and dated, 6″ x 15.5″ each.

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