Action/Response

Action/Response

From the Ann Armstrong Foundation for the Preservation of Physiopedagogical Notation’s archives (More photos from the Spring 2014 Post Card Collective exchange to come soon.)

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Postcard Collective – Summer 2013

Postcard Collective – Summer 2013

By some crazy alignment of planets, I actually managed to get all of my submissions for this season’s postcard exchange done AND done early. This may or may not be related to the fact that 90% of the process could be done while watching a movie….Or the fact that I’m basically outsourcing the other artists in the exchange to do my job for me.

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Click on the image to see the rest of it…

In all truth, with this season’s exchange being ‘Exchange,” I wanted to create something that would facilitate a further and more personal exchange between the other artists and I. Originally I had thought of exchanging seeds (since it is that time of the year when I want to spend every minute sticking things in dirt and watching plantmagic), however a brief google search led me to the conclusion that doing so, outside the US was Not Okay. While thinking outloud about this problem, a very smart friend of mine suggested dirt and it was a total AHA moment.

I’ve been researching mourning, death rituals and funerals at work* and immediately my mind went to Antigone.What has always struck me as most poignant is the way destiny depends on what one woman does with dirt. It’s past my bedtime** so I’ll try not to wax too poetic here, but damn- what a great image; honor, divine justice, life, death, the very workings of fate itself all held in a handful of dust.
Just. Neat.

More images to come as people (hopefully) send their own sacrifices in.

Also, a sneak peek into my very fancy photo studio:

What? The light's best in there!

What? The light’s best in there!

*For real and it is awesome.
**10pm

Postcard Collective – Fall 2012

Postcard Collective – Fall 2012

Thanksgiving has come and gone- Tasty things flowed from the oven, naps were had, knitting was done and in total I cuddled six different dogs. Win!
Also, am taking the next couple of weeks to get caught up with all the adventures of the past few months- starting with the Fall 2012 exchange!

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This particular exchange’s theme, Accidental Discoveries, was particularly apt, what with all the BFRO, paranormal investigator investigation and Pseudohistory that’s been swirling in my brain lately…

Postcard Collective – Spring 2012

 

It’s done! It’s finally done! All* postcards have been finished, addressed, scanned, and sent! (And there was much rejoicing!)

Because I didn’t think to scan them before addressing them, and because I am the world’s. Slowest. Photoshop. User. It took about a thousand years (read: a week) to splice the fronts and backs together and erase the addresses. But it’s done!

Regular posting to resume again shortly.

 

Cat Lynch

Cat Lynch, Spring 2012 Postcard Collective, watercolor

*Almost all- When I first scanned the cards I had thirty files. An email, two computers, and some photoshop dickery later, I had twenty eight files…? Someday soon, after my eyes uncross I’ll hunt down and post the rest.