Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Long Distance Friendships
I have had this old metal mailbox for quite some time. I bought it from a mixed media artist in Texas. Even when we downsized and sold most of our belongings, I hung on to this one for some reason.
I have always liked shrines...I have participated in many "Dia De Los Muertos" art shows were I had to create a shrine...one was for my grandmother...one was for musicians that had died.
I have been missing and thinking about many of my best girlfriends over the years that I have either moved away from or they moved from were I met them. Back in the "old" days" we kept in touch my mail. It would take a few weeks to more than a month to hear back from them or them from me.
I then got this idea to turn the mailbox into a Shrine to Long Distance Friendships. Collaged around it are various pieces from traveling, glued on it are various charms and beads and in the center opening is a vintage photos of two girls that says "friends" and a brass angel looking over them from Mexico. SOLD