At the time (i believe at 24 years old) i was still noursing the wounds of the end of my first marriage and doting over the unrequited loves that came to follow.
When we moved a few months ago, i found a box full of memorbilia from past loves.
This box was full of photos and hand wriiten notes.
Some notes were to those who would never love me back, a few were to me and i did not reciprocate the feeling. But most were love letters written in the time of their passion.
this discovery reignited an idea that has been brewing for a while now.
a series based on actual. "forgotten" love letters.
there is a chance that in your attic, as is the case with mine, there are love letters that tell a story about a time in your life
These relationships still on going or far removed have somehow shaped where you are now.
In this digital age, the hand written love letter is becoming obsolete.
(surely all of the texts i send my husband, no matter how heartfelt, do not relay the same emotion as a hand written note.)
and this is where i need your help.
i want to do a series embedding old love letters into paintings.
Sadly, my own back stock would probably be enough to create a full body of work, but what fun is that?!
If you are willing, please scan and email me your old love letters. i will remove any names to respect your privacy,
or if you have found old letters from a relative- great!
please help me honor a bygone treasure.
my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Forgotten Love Letters"