Thoughts in the Form of a Letter

Thoughts in the Form of a Letter, 2003 / Edition of 5 / Pulp painted and cut abaca Dobbin Mill papers, archival polyester film 

Size: 13.5” x 9.5” x 1.25”

A letter I received from a friend about changing perceptions in an aging marriage relationship was pulp-painted on translucent paper, with the text on the reverse side showing through. The white paper between the script was then cut out and placed in plastic sacks, inserted into the front and back covers. The elimination of the ground around the letters makes the text virtually unreadable. The collection of this in-between forces the viewer to notice the absence of words as a presence of space or silence, and to consider parallels with the text’s theme of marriage.