this is the first painting in the series that i named "the letter" in my little art notepad. when i was working on my last expressionistic painting i thought of one area within the painting to resemble handwriting. this further inspired the idea of abstract writing that will mean to the observer whatever meaning they project into it. after sleeping over it and dwelling on that idea, i had a conversation with a friend about the impact of hand written letters.
"reading between the lines" is about a handwritten letter that had been written with a lot of forethought, a lot of emotion involved, and a lot of courage to write these thoughts. but not all of it can be discerned when reading just the words, you need to read between the lines to get the full picture.
i'm just wondering when it was that i wrote my last hand written letter... it was a few weeks ago when i sent a handmade 'get well soon' card to a friend. and around the same time i sent my sister sylvia a parcel that included a letter which took forever to arrive at her house.
when was the last time you hand wrote a letter?
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