Siân Adele Zina Bliss

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A pile of freshly wrapped (still wet) postcards, ready to begin their journey through the postal service system. 

The Postcard Project:

- an international, interactive experiment designed to examine the traces left behind by the mystery journey a humble postcard takes through the world's postal services. 

How it started:

- the internet eliminates the physical journey of an object. Physical journey has an impact. Humans are changing with technology. Much of our contact and interactions are being replaced by internet searches, texts and email. Postcards are becoming a nostalgic reminder of simpler times.

Touch. Communication. Love. This is what the card and the paint represent. 

How it works: 

- I asked my friends, family around the world if they'd like to receive a postcard; no ordinary postcard. One of a series of quick oil-painted postcards, that would still be wet when the card arrives at their individual final destinations, under the cover of a clear plastic wrap so's not to destroy other patrons mail. I hoped the marks of the mysterious journey through international postal services will be imprinted on the moveable paint as it traveled across the globe. I took a picture of each card just before it was wrapped, and I ask that when each recipient receive it, they carefully take the card from the plastic, pin it to a wall or someplace safe and take a picture too, and send it to me via email.

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Red Clay + gold metallic, blues and whites glazes

Made at NES Artist residency, June 2016

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P-oodle-ing, you say? Whatever could you mean...

It is to post-a-doodle, poodle! 

This project began at the end of December 2017, a sister project to 2016's Post Card Project. The idea is simple. Send a doodle (on any paper, napkin, card, scrap paper) to a participant anywhere in the world. The journey through the multiple postal services is naturally imprinted into the piece. Perhaps it's torn, perhaps it's smudged. The mystery will be revealed upon arrival at its destination. This is a fun surprise gift for an unsuspecting friend. Simple send their address though the form below and they will get poodled! A donation would be gratefully received and go in equal parts towards The Brain Aneurysm Foundation ( www.bafound.org ) and my graduate thesis piece ( ___ )

Thank you! 

 
 
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Sky, Ocean, Earth, Creatures. 

 

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