I would say that it is pretty easy to find a good reason to send a card to a friend. It is a simple gesture but it is never a small one.
The Collection series of cards is way to give a unique gift while saying “Thanks” or “Please come to my party” or just “Hello, I am thinking about you”.
Each collection is different with their title across the back. The backs are also individually hand signed making your gift a little something extra. All the cards are printed, cut, folded and packaged by myself, the artist, insuring the extra care for each bundle made.
Here we have the "Young Loa" collection.
The Young Loa Collection is a selection of images from the 9th annual summer photo shoot with my niece, Carly. We have been meeting annually since 2009 to collaborate on a visual diary of personal folklore. This time, the project was designed around an idea she wanted to explore. For the first time since we began, Carly brought the concept and backbone to the shoot and together we put together a new persona for her inspired by Haitian voodoo, Mexican ritual and the brooding angst and dark fascinations of a teenager coming of age. The result is our interpretation of the LOA who are the spirits or intermediaries of the higher gods in Haitian and Creole voodoo. I find the character quite appropriate for a coming of age teen since each spirit is know for their particular and distinct personalities and mischievous ways.
The Young Loa Collection is presented on 300gsm 100% cotton watercolor matte surface paper by Hahnemüle. It is a nice thick, textured paper that responds beautifully to a variety inks and pencils. It is printed with archival pigment Ultrachrome inks with vivid color and luscious matte blacks.
The Collection comes with five different cards that are 3 3/8 x 4 7/8.
Included are five 3 5/8 x 5 1/8 white canvas envelopes whose texture mimics the texture of the cards.
Each collection come packaged in a 4.75" x7" clear cellophane bag.
These cards are an opportunity to add a bit of art to your gesture while giving a rare gift made from top-notch material.