Prequel This project started in 2003 at a Goat Island workshop in Chicago Il. In this project I wrote a love letter to myself for two weeks.
Love Letters to Myself
In this age of texts, social media and email, the art of writing a love letter is almost extinct. Not so long ago, lovers expressed their affection through this beautiful act. In “Love Letters to Myself”, I hope to shine a light on the art of writing love letters as well as elevate the necessity to love yourself in order to love others.
love is a conscious choice and begins with yourself. It is no easy task to write a love letter to oneself. We are often harder on ourselves than we are on others. Perhaps we can change this pervasive climate of hate in some small way, through this radical act of self-love.
As part of part of this piece I wrote, and sent, one love letter to myself for 30 days. These letters were sent through the US Postal Service, as was customary in days-gone-by.
I invite you to participate in “Love Letters to Myself” by writing a letter to yourself. These letters will be sent back to you at the end of this exhibition.
LOVE LETTERS PHASE II
In Phase II I am opening one of the love letters to myself each day and then creating a piece of “love art” inspired by that letter. Then I am sending that art to someone I love.
If you feel inspired to continue this trend you can create a letter or piece of artwork to send to someone you love. Maybe this will change the world, who knows?