In 2011 I often used postcards in the individual pieces I made each day. And then I started collecting more and more vintage postcards for future projects including the work shown in my 2012 installation Imagining Val Travel.
Ten years later I find myself in an effort to use up what I have saved for decades — including the postcards. Much of the material has ended up in artist books. The latest one, Collage Dreams, incudes 20 handmade collages. Each is 10.5” wide x 11” high and made entirely from the contents of postcard booklets dating from 1910 to 1950.