Lauriana has provided some very original content and a story using words and images, mixing the personal and the mythic. In the design and composition of the book itself, it is very evident to me she is a student of Cheryl Penn's. The turn for Oakland? "I was just trying to get to Oakland, man!" Sorry, wrong continent. Handmade books are certainly becoming a high art in SA:
Being in the US and never having visited SA, this is just fascinating to me.
Chariots and gates - Lauriana is definitely weaving the Alexander theme into her narrative. I guess with the gates and all, you don't have visits from the mail-art monkeys that keep an eye on Cheryl, oh well. No monkeys. But there are other attractions:
A perfect shot for the chapter's conclusion. Missives from SA always arrive in beautiful envelopes with beautiful stamps:
The chapter left the warmth of SA to arrive with the early snowfalls in NY:
A wonderful chapter from your life, Lauriana, that was clearly made with great thought and care. I greatly appreciate this mail-art gift!
Mail-art color of the day: Lemon (TYJS)
Mail-art psychic: "They like to travel in pears."