Artwork: collage/mixed media
Paper: recycled cardboard, 4.5″ x 6.5″
“only a week to go”
I vividly remember making this card, and remember that I didn’t like it, with everything I added to the card. The base of it is a 4×5 black and white polaroid of an grade school picture of myself.
I was always feeling a little insecure art-wise as Jason and I sent things back and forth. To me, he was the real artist, although I don’t know how I saw mysaelf, if not “real.” Today, looking at this card, I see my hand in it, and my aesthetic in it. I also see it as an authentic effort to share who I was. That is a bit of a take-away, as I look through all of these letters; they are all such real and felt efforts on my part.
There is still a way the boy inside me is still seeking to be expresased artistically.