Leppanen’s ‘Indebted’ gets national attention

By Dagney C. Ernest | Sep 22, 2012
Eric Leppanen’s 2011 “Indebted States of America” is made from plastic credit cards, paint and quarters of the 50 states.

Belfast — Local artist, and former bank affinity credit card worker, Eric Leppanen’s “Indebted States of America,” which was created late last year, has recently been featured in a couple of high-profile news blogs.

Stories about how Leppanen came to have 23 years worth of discarded credit cards and how he turned them into recycled art may be found on both The Huffington Post (“Eric Leppanen, Maine Artist, Turned Life Of Easy Credit Into Political Art”) and NBC News’ Bottomline (“Credit card debt transformed into art lesson”). The work itself may be seen on Leppanen’s website, ealart.com, where it is on display … and for sale.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Shawn J White | Sep 23, 2012 18:31

Very well done.  Eric is an awesome artist, very hard worker, and we should all learn from this piece!

Posted by: Bill Packard | Sep 22, 2012 21:16

Congrats, Eric.  Well done.  I wish you the best.

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