Beyond the Postcard…

Postcard art is not new, far from it and many Artists love to create works postcard size. They can be mailed, hung and you can create a lot of them quickly in a limited edition if you want. In thinking about postcards as a medium my mind turned to cards, greeting cards and the like, a postcard but it folds.

Take the standard card you might send to a friend for their birthday and consider how it might be a useful art activity.

Sure you could decorate it in some card type design and say happy birthday, but I would hope you might go further than that.

Consider, how it…

– Folds.

– Unfolds.

– Could use the envelope to say more than the card.

– Could be a series of images, that when put together could create a big image.

– Could use words to express a theme.

– Might be displayed when it is sent… perhaps it comes with instructions.

– Could present a theme.

– Could inspire the receiver to create another one (or 20…) and send them on.

Explore some of these starting points and see what happens next, perhaps a set of blank ones drawn on if differing ways to see if you can create something fresh rather than just exploring basic imagery in a few dimensions. If you create  a few send me a photo or three to see the results.

Consider this topic as a possible exploration or final product for VCE Studio Arts


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