NEW CALL FOR ART!!!
You open the front door and retrieve a package from the steps outside. You brush the snow away from the return label.
"Light Grey Art Lab" it reads
It feels heavy. What could it be?
You carefully tear back the cardboard to reveal a thick stack tied with a ribbon.
A card atop the bundle reads “From your friends around the world”.
Inside you find gorgeous postcards, each one different from the next - letter-pressed, screen printed, thick cotton paper, glossy, shaped postcards with foil. Each depicts something different - a drawing of the interior of a coffee house in Silver Lake, an illustrated bike map of the best places to make-out in Minneapolis, a painting of the different types of sea-glass found along Cape Hatteras. A gorgeous typographic list of slang from New Zealand. A drawing of a pile of uncomfortable- looking high-heels alongside the small cursive scrawl “hurts so good.” They all tell you about the artist: their home, their passions, and a small glimpse of the things they find special to their world.
And on the back of each one, you read the names of the artists.
You page through them, marveling at the work. You absorb the new names, you read into the images. You hold one with an image of a woman standing near a pool of turquoise water. You turn it over in your hand for a while. It’s familiar and calming. You type the artist’s name into the internet. You see a series they’ve been working on. You spend a half hour floating through the images you see — You decide to say hello — …and a new conversation begins.
Days pass, and slowly you begin to send some of the other postcards, one by one, to friends. Slowly, you share these images with others - forming new connections and new introductions. Each new person participates in a feeling of discovery similar to yours. They look at the images. They discover. They find connections.
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