For my second postcard for the WCA exhibit, I planned to collect some items found during a walk in the neighborhood and was going to title the postcard “What the Snow Melt Revealed.”
I collected bits of trash, including a crumpled newspaper page, candy wrappers, a straw and a crushed can. It wasn’t until I started to wrap the newspaper around the cardboard base that I noticed the words in the headline “…hope to atone.”
It was a serendipitous moment. The newspaper revealed to me the true name of this postcard. To me it says we, as humans, are hoping to atone for what we’ve done to our earth.
Hope to Atone (What the Snow Melt Revealed)
January 15, 2008 at 8:03 pm
Oh, that is quite revealing indeed. I like it very much.
January 16, 2008 at 1:11 am
will be great to see what you come up with!
January 19, 2008 at 2:43 am
The circular eye is a fantastic addition! Enjoy the whole concept of this piece.
January 22, 2008 at 12:57 am
I love when that happens!
When the snow melts it rarely reveals beauty.
January 22, 2008 at 7:43 pm
Thanks, dawnsrays, V, Bonnie, and Julia.
My intent of the eye (which is a child’s eye) was to make it look like someone peering into the mass of stuff that was revealed. I chose a child’s eye because we often comment on the type of world we are leaving behind for our kids.
Serendipity is a wonderful thing!
Now to get these postcards sent off for the exhibit!