KARA HAMMOND: ITINERANT ARTS

Gallery and blog for the art of Kara Hammond

Itinerant Arts: Seasonal Card Project

[The Monsters of Xmas series. Various papers, each card 7″ x 5″.]

[Curious Cat card, 8 1/2″ x 4″]
[Sled Dog, Block print on mulberry paper, 7″ x 5″.]

Every year since 2011, I have made block prints as a meaningful way to connect with friends, and to promote holiday sales. The block print is a simple means to make a small piece of art which, though one of many, is a unique object original to the recipient’s space and time. It can be as ephemeral as a simple note, or as enduring as a framed print.

Fundamentally different from social media, which compels us to scroll endlessly, promising instantaneous yet easily forgotten connection, a printed card is a handmade tactile object, sealed in an envelope, manually conveyed in a human-mechanical relay over broad expanses of physical terrain, upon delivery of which confers a specificity and intimacy that exists in no other way. Nothing beats getting a letter in the mail, except maybe getting art.

[Bird Mnemonics greeting cards set.
Each card is 7″ x 5″, printed on mulberry leaf paper, mounted on card stock.]

[Green Man series, each card 5 1/2″ x 4″]
[Woodland Creatures series, 5 1/2″ x 4″, Mulberry paper mounted on card stock.]

For information about ordering cards from me directly, please email

kara_hammond@hotmail.com

Be sure to put “W/P Card Order Inquiry” in the subject line.