Saturday, May 22, 2010


sorry, hikers, mixed media collage, old photos and wax

Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry... I say this word daily. Maybe it should be my mantra. You don't realize how much you use something until people point it out, then you really become aware of it. To participate in this project there had to be something you were sorry for, and there could be up to 15 of them. So what I did was, instead of trying to evaluate my life and really dig down, I let my email help me out. I entered the word sorry into the search area and came up with literally hundreds (I save a lot of email) of notes in which I was sorry for something. I paired these with some great old photos from New York and some old stamps and other bits and pieces of old paper. To keep the vintage feel wax and crayon were melted onto the pieces.

sorry, worried, mixed media collage, old photos and wax

sorry, worried made me laugh as I was putting it together. I started with the photo, a building where people lined the roof and then, what look like the land owners posed in front. I found an envelope that had the address of a salvage company from Denver, Colo. and a line of text that said "you must be feeling really worried. sorry."

sorry, busy, mixed media collage, old photos and wax

The way the one woman is turning around and looking at the camera really made me feel she was telling the story here. When I found a line that read "sorry i did not get back to you with a phone has been just a very busy weekend," they just seemed to match perfectly.

In my mind each one has its own little story. I will leave the rest up to your imagination. See them all on flickr.

The Sorry Project is my first participation with art house co-op. I really love the idea of creating little pieces of art, each entry is only 3"x3". I think I might have cheated a little by using tags that extend beyond the initial work, but they can be tucked or folded onto the piece, keeping within the parameters. The show will be on June 25th at the Brooklyn Art Library.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry. I just love these. I guess if I'm truly sorry for something, it is that I didn't come up with the idea. I'm equally sorry that I don't own one (or all) of these.