America Spice is a collected array of objects and artifacts that have been scavenged, created, and sought after for the sole purpose of this installation in Pacific Exhibits. The title of the show references my seeking some kind of essence or thread to describe the flavor of America. The resultant weeks after picking the title have prompted writing, collecting, appropriating, brow furrowing, conversation, and frustration as I try to peel away the layers and find an essential elemental quality in this country. I think I've been stumped and the tangential nature of the collected works may point towards several "sub essences" of the whole but no simplified seed was found. To summarize the work of these last weeks I've created volume 1 of the 'America Spice' zine and in subsequent volumes I will invite others to weigh the theme and posit an essence of this country.