art: return to sender

Brent sent me a review of a book that looked super interesting, but it reminded me of a piece of artwork from Artomatic in 2008, when I participated.

Refused: Return to Sender by Tracy Lee tells the story of receiving all of her family pictures in the mail from her alcoholic parents. They disowned her over the mail.

The photo above explains the piece. Below it is an overview of the piece.

You had to take time to look at the art, and read the description in order to understand the magnitude of what you were seeing. It had such an effect on me.

That's what I love about art: it can make you think about things for along time to come.

1 comment:

John Harkin said...

This really hit home for me. Thank you for sharing it. Very touching and also let me know that most families are alike.