Friday, January 21, 2011

Memphis vintage world war II letters

Here is a sneek peek at new work in progress. My project is being funded by Rhodes College C.O.D.A. program and the artwork I am working on is based on the lost art of letter writing.
The idea came from my old friend Alison Duffy who showed me her entire collection of vintage war letters that her grandfather wrote to her grandmother. The letters date from the late 1930's to the late 1940's and immediately struck me when I saw and read them.

I plan to make collage-type paintings using enlargements of the actual letters and envelopes. Here are some of the images.

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