The set of thirteen cards began with the call from wunderkid.co A website which provides print services for a select group of emerging artists. Denise, the founder, asked us to submit holiday card designs to sell on the site and at physical retailers. "-I Miss You." and "-Love You." were accepted and are currently on Wunder Kid.
This was the beginning of another endeavor. I looked at the cards initially painted and saw a story forming. A brief affirmation, a reminder of love and support. I needed to paint more pieces to fill in the blanks, in total, seven more, with three connector cards. Each one drew upon personal imagery, past work, and/or artist statements.
I painted the cards and physically wrote the words, but I feel as if the prose are not my own. It became my sister speaking the words, as if she stepped outside, looked to a storm brewing in the west, and whispered them to the wind. The experience was greatly rewarding. Writing from the perspective of someone else is like walking away from everything you are, then looking back to see what you left.
I'm reminded of when I was a child. I would recall my own memories from a physically elavated third person point of view, as if I was given the memories of the non-physical forces watching me. Maybe one could say this set of cards is a contemporary reminiscence of memory and whether or not events need to physically happen in order to be true.