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Hope to Atone (What the Snow Melt Revealed) Postcard

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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.

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Hope to Atone (What the Snow Melt Revealed)
(January 2008)

 

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5 thoughts on “Hope to Atone (What the Snow Melt Revealed) Postcard

  1. Oh, that is quite revealing indeed. I like it very much.

  2. will be great to see what you come up with!

    V.
    http://www.repurposed.wordpress.com

  3. The circular eye is a fantastic addition! Enjoy the whole concept of this piece.

  4. I love when that happens!

    When the snow melts it rarely reveals beauty.

  5. 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!

    -Amy

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