Sunday, February 5, 2012

Send Someone a Postcard

Brick Block, 6”x6”, mixed media on board

In some ways things are more personalized now that we can email our travel photos or post them on a photo or social networking site. It also is an immediate experience. Friends, family and the most tenuous of acquaintances can let us know where we are on vacation. And in some ways, it’s not very special at all, and certainly less of a personal experience for the recipient. And what is really the lasting power of these electronic images. They are out there in the intersphere forever and yet they disappear just as easily. 70 years from no one will find your digital photo in some box. The real pieces of mail are just more special. Send a postcard, in the future some artist will repurpose it.

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