I have been altering old postcards for art projects for a long time. They have been used in everything from large-scale works to mail art. This latest series is relatively simple, yet the effects are somewhat complex. I start by painting paper, and then using some punches to cut out circles of color. I then apply a set of the circles or dots to a vintage postcard — just a simple constellation of colored circles are all it takes to alter the image.
In this latest series of mail art, each recipient also receives a small set of colored circles with instructions to apply them to an old postcard and return the new, altered postcard to me. If you do not receive one of these, feel free to make your own altered postcard and send one to me.