792 postcards. 144 letters. 40 stamp designs. 9 artist-writers. 4 couples. 1 journal.
Who, or what, inspires us? How do we define inspiration? Correspondences explores these questions by investigating the relationships between artist-writer couples in the 19th and 20th century: Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Elizabeth Siddal, Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
The installation of 9 lithographic portraits is created from postal art. The artwork is based on the letters and diaries of the 8 historical figures, and on the correspondences of the artist over the course of a year about inspiration with friends and famous artists and writers.
“Correspondences” is both a literal and figurative look at connection and communication between people, and what inspires human interaction.
To the left are the 36 stamps from the project. Scroll down for images of the installation, tableus of the work in progress, and close-ups of the postcards.