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)