Nothing feels quite the same as holding a personalized letter in your hand.
Correspondence has been a central character in my art. I believe that much is gained from direct, meaningful correspondence. The author must select a correspondent, write a note, find or purchase a stamp, track down a mailing address and finally, physically send the message.
"Mailbox" included two side attachments that held pre-stamped postcards. Participants simply filled out a postcard, and two to five business days later, they were magically delivered to their recipients.
So much is lost in the fast paced languages of email and text messaging. Those methods are too casual and meaningless. No one is thrilled with the arrival of a personal email. "It's too hard to keep up with where my friends are living" is a really sad statement in a wold of constant connection and activity.
MDF, Wood, Casters, Pens, Pen Chains, Prestamped Postcards. 2016.