It’s an experiment. Changeable, shifting, and charged. It’s at once temperamental and rock solid. In other words, true love is alive.
Tbyrd once said that my art is “retro from the future.” And it’s true, I want to dredge into the past, scoop up the best things, and skip on into a more delicious future. Bringing everyone along with me, of course.
When you were very young, did you celebrate a collective Valentine’s Day in school? In second grade, third grade, around the single-digit years, we each brought cards for every kid in the class. That’s one thing I’d like to bring back: a valentine for everyone.
So, while I don’t have cute little cards, sporting “be mine,” tucked into tiny envelopes – or even those vaguely heart-shaped, chalky-tasting candies that actually do appear to have a permanent shelf life – here are seven variations. Happy Valentines, to all the loves in our lives. Rock on with one sock on!
Images and text by Catherine Rutgers © 2012