Frances Law

Wish You Were Here

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Wish you were here
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art

September - October 2014

"Wish you were here" brought together a collection of personal postcards, sent to me over a number of years. Displayed in a handmade book the cards were inserted with the picture facing inwards the written messages, therefore, visible and present to the public to read.

Within this miscellany of fragments marking the travels and adventures of friends and family, a glimpse of our human relationship to place becomes visible. Where we go, what we see, how we feel, recorded and arranged in a manner resembling a rich cabinet of curiosities.

The contributors, as representatives of diverse places and cultures, reveal a similarity in approach and method, the cards act as a linking factor. Through the written word an image of time and experience emerges and the interrelation between the sender and myself becomes apparent.

© 2016 Frances Law