NARRATOR: Find the wall of Moyra Davey’s photographs. She took these pictures and then mailed them to different places! She wants to show us evidence of the photograph’s journey. Can you see creases, stamps, or tears? What else can you see in the photos?
The artist talks about how she focused her camera’s lens on the page of an old book:
MOYRADAVEY: I got as close as I could to this word “letter” and photographed it over and over again as it appears in the book. And it just seemed interesting to me to make a piece that says “letter, letter, letter” over and over again, but each one is slightly different. And then to take this photograph of the word “letter” and fold it up and turn it into a letter and mail it to someone, you know have it become a piece of mail art.
NARRATOR: To hear Davey talk about becoming an artist, please tap the screen.