#1 -- mail-art file folder for polly -- inside front
Mail-art file folder swap:
I did some very strange for this project--something I never would've dreamed of doing in my whole life, before I became a mail/collage artist: I systemically massacred an entire book. Great Lakes, Great Quilts is a book about a museum of quilts located at Michigan State. I'd picked it up used, some months ago, and had set it aside as a source for collage materials. When I read in Polly's profile that she'd been a quilter for 25 years, I took the book and tore it into separate pages, picking 31 paper "quilts" to use in the project.
What you see above are blocks from just a few of them, plus a small diagram about how to make a block. The "for Polly J." note explains how what she's seeing as the "outside" of the file folder is in fact the inside--telling her to open it up, remove all the contents (more on that later), and turn it inside-out.