by Tracy W. Hambley
16" x 18"
Mixed media assemblage: Vintage letters, envelopes, postage stamps and pencils.
"In the past, writing letters was the only form of communication for those who couldn’t afford an expensive long distance phone call. Receiving a hand-written letter from a loved one was a special event back then. This piece commemorates all those dedicated letter writers. It’s a lost art which should be revived in a world that has become all too impersonal.
"Inspired by my love of writing and collecting, I use vintage, commonplace, and found items as narrative to explore a variety of themes. By juxtaposing these objects in my assemblages, my aim is to create whimsical visual vignettes using things we can see, to express ideas, memories, dreams and impulses we can't see. I hope to lure the viewer into a world that at first seems distantly familiar, but upon further inspection inspires them to make a personal connection based on their own memories and experiences." Tracy W. Hambley