Overlooked Artifacts: The Daily Mail Series
An exhibition of collages made from each day’s mail during a three month period.
We are subject to such an assault of visual input that it’s no wonder the printed materials in our lives, many of them unrequested, become a blur.
Delivered... I’ve attempted to transform the remnants of discarded and unanticipated mailed imagery into elegant little jewels. This series of 75 collages is intended to capture the incremental passage of time and encourage a fresh look at the incoming paper stream.
Dissected…Exploring the inherent beauty of salvaged color and form that’s been liberated, literally ripped, from its original context has been both a joy and a challenge. Some days the postal pickings were slim, other days potential ingredients were abundant, and on a few sad days (and Sundays), there was nothing in the mailbox. No mail, no collage.
Reimagining form…On March 1st the only item in the mailbox addressed to me was a postcard from Bed Bath & Beyond—perhaps you’ll recognize it!
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