As mental health, communication and love #grá is key to every human being’s well being especially during the Covid pandemic I felt that sending a postcard was our way, as artists to express that. #grá/love for our fellow people will always overcome💚Anna Marie Savage, Initiator of the Project
With the weeks of the third and so far longest Lockdown dragging on, we decided to intersperse our Zoom catch-ups and Zoom Making Sessions with a project that got us back to creating and sharing physical artworks amongst us, albeit long-distance. 28 AAEX members were each assigned another artist for whom to uniquely design one (or more) of the free postcards issued by An Post to every household, using or responding to words from the poem Still by FELISPEAKS, which strikingly reflects on the experience of lockdown. The project afforded periods of reflection and contemplation as well as the joys of both creating something precious for someone else and receiving such a precious item in the post as a keepsake and reminder of these times.
Many thanks to the author for giving us permission to use her words. A rendition of the poem by the herself can be seen here. More information about her and her work can be found on her website https://www.felispeaks.com