Bath & Beyond

Just one thing in the mailbox... an inauspicious beginning

"MAR 01, 2013," original collage on paper by Janice McDonald, 7.5 x 5.5," ©2013."Harvesting" the potential collage elements from the postcard.This is the first collage created for the "Overlooked Archives" show. The only thing that arrived on March 1st, 2013 was a coupon/postcard from Bed, Bath & Beyond. It made me wonder if the concept of working with each day's mail would provide enough interest and content. My persistence paid off though and the resulting body of work and  show were strong. Thankfully!I referenced this collage in my artist statement. Most people could imagine where the pieces came from once I pointed it out... there are common elements delivered to all our mailboxes.