17927 by Jaime Lynn Shafer -SOLD OUT!

17927 is the revoked zip code for the town of Centralia, Pennsylvania. Centralia was once a prosperous coal mining town home to close to 1,000 residents. In 1962, Centralia's dump, which was located in an abandoned coal pit, caught fire. The mine has been burning ever since. In the 1980's, the fire came to the attention of the nation, when a young boy fell into a sink hole.

Artist Bio

Jaime Lynn Shafer is a 2014 Corcoran College of Art + Design MA Art & the Book graduate. A native of Pennsylvania, Shafer graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1999 with a B.F.A. in Fine Arts/Ceramics and a certification in art education. She spent thirteen years teaching art in the Pennsylvania public school system and traveled internationally with her students, offering them an opportunity to experience the global community. Shafer's work has been exhibited in the US and abroad and is a part of the permanent collections of Yale's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, George Washington University's Gelman Library, and UCLA Biomedical Library. Shafer is the 2015-2016 recipient of the Nell J. Redfield Fellowship in Book Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno.