This handwritten postcard called ‘Hello from England’ is part of a postcard exhibition at Marion Branch JC Public Library, Jersey City, NJ, USA curated by Walk Bye. The artwork features an extract from ‘Giant Cauliflower Harvest‘.
The theme of the exhibition – ‘The Surprising Thing about Gratitude’ – made me think about things I’m very grateful for – a childhood full of freedom, love and home-cooked food. These warm memories have inspired a great deal of my own embroideries including Giant Cauliflower Harvest.
To send a postcard in today’s digital world is a simple, and incredibly underrated experience. It’s an expression to acknowledge others especially outside this new, mostly virtual way of life. A postcard expresses a desire to maintain a connection regardless of where the sender and the receiver may be. In addition to the beauty of the created or manipulated postcard, the story also includes the handwriting, which is peculiar to a specific person, the precision, or lack thereof of the placement of the postage stamp(s), the stories told by damage that can be incurred during its travels – all carry a rich narrative and establish a profound, interpersonal connection that simply cannot exist in cyberspace…. The theme is “The Surprising Thing about Gratitude”. We encourage you to use lots of words and/or phrases in your submission, please use your native language, or that of the place you are living in… it DOES NOT need to be English only.Walk Bye
This is latest Walk Bye exhibition I’ve taken part in.