Monday, April 18, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
This card is extra special to me, because it's from my sister who was born and raised in Japan like me, but no longer lives here. It's full of symbolism that combines horror, whimsy, and hope. She explains this in an attached note: "The earthquake is represented in the torn edge of paper. The tsunami is the wave in the cup. The nuclear troubles are represented by the fish. Whimsy is the colorful polka dots. Hope is represented by the Rising Sun and the green leaves on the cup."
Carole writes "I made this origami from tea bag covers while in hospital watching helplessly as events unfolded in Japan." Thank you Carole, for the beautiful artwork and for the heartfelt sentiment.
(Note: the card used for this piece of mailart was handmade by Shungo Asada, who has been contributing regularly to this gallery, and who features in the next post.)