– A picture is worth a thousand words. –
Creating an interesting and detailed story from just a photo was the exciting task in this project along with choosing an interesting way in which to present my work of art. For this assignment I decided to give a photo a past filled with love and mystery.
I started with constructing a letter (dated August 31st 1940) that was written by a fictional young mother conveying her love and her deep fears for her children; as their father went off to war (World War II to be exact). She then packs the letter away carefully with some recent newspapers with no intention to send it to him.
In the letter is a photo of a man walking off along a lonely road with his belongings. The young wife explains in the letter that it was the last time she ever saw her husband and she wanted to remember it.
She signs the love letter off with:
“I label this package with fragile – for it contains your most loyal treasure, my heart.”
With the addition of a brown tag hanging on the outside of the package to really authenticate it; this small paper box takes a trip back to war-time where families were torn apart and romances slowly perished with time.
♪”Brown paper packages tied up with strings. These are a few of my favorite things.”♫
– The Sound of Music (1965)
I am very pleased to say that I enjoyed doing this project very much.