This year I participated in a postcard print exchange. I got my heads-up from my printmaking friend (hers is on the upper left). Mine (I kept a missprint) is on the lower left. One of the participants has a blog (her contribution is bottom right). She’s done an exemplary job of posting all of hers front AND back, with a detailed explanation of the project on her blog: Maria Regina Pinto Pereira .
Since she did such a fabulous job of it, I’ll just give you the short version. Make 13 prints, mail them to the Iowa State University (separately, so they each get postmarked), and in a few months you will receive 12 postcards from participants, and the 13th is kept on display at the University.
Here’s the really silly thing. Of course my friend and I sent each other ‘artist proofs’ ahead of time (top left). The one I’m showing you was not part of the exchange, but she got one of mine which was surely a disappointment (getting a duplicate just defeats the purpose). I thought ‘what are the chances’? But out of 352 participants, we each get 12, well you do the math. Actually, please do the math. I would love an accurate statistical analysis.
PS. the display is held up by a shipment of magnets (the round black dots) I received from my friend. I’ve hung a blank canvas on my ‘office’ door and little magnet sandwiches hold the postcards in place.