»Comparing apples
and oranges is my
daily bread.«

Juli Gudehus

Postpourri 2

Over the years I received and found many postcards, and still do. I split them into oblong thirds and reunite them into new, profane trinities.

Many of the postcard pictures are somehow classic, stereotyped, or cliché. To undermine or subvert this impression does not cease to excite me. Other designs again are so individual that a recombination of their parts challenge me in a very different way. Planning in that respect is not possible, as their collection – or rather: accumulation – is not one that I can steer by any means.

Most of the thirds of the postcards sleep a deep sleep until they let themselves pair with a second third. Only rarely there are encounters with a third third that sustain a lasting match. Or even ask for one.

Each and every time I see how elements, lines or contents, colours or accents outplay or overrule the clearcut divides I am delighted. This work is my personal »solitaire«. It is not unlike puzzling and gambling. It definitely has something meditative and it sharpens my perception in it’s very own way.

The (parts of the) titles of the respective three-pieces I take from the printed front or handwritten (and printed) back.

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