Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Envelope Art


Who knew a collection of envelopes (or rather photographs of envelopes) could be so beautiful. Artist and photographer Andrew Bush plays with the idea of trompe l'oeil, the idea that you might be convinced that the framed photos are actually real envelopes. He also draws our attention to the dying art of letter writing in this age of electronic communication. Each envelope is photographed and framed with particular attention to its colour, shape, size and character and is beautifully complimented by a second hand frame. Individually each one tells its own story, together they build up a beautiful tapestry of colour and pattern.

You may also want to have a look at the other 'collections' in his series Public Disclosures/Private Withholdings.

6 comments:

porter hovey said...

Oh my! What a great project -- just love the visual quality of this. Fantastic find.

The Clothes Horse said...

Wow! Those are quite cool and amazing.

yiqin; said...

Wow, collecting envelopes seems really interesting!

Alyssa said...

oh, wow... this is a beautiful idea!

I'm odd... I adore envelopes! ha ha.

Luna said...

Oh wow! Strangely enough, envelopes has always fascinated me. I have lots of them. Haha :)

lovePoppy said...

how visually adorable! i'm going to be keeping hold of envelopes from now on!