letters on transit street.

December 6, 2010

174letter 126letter 78letter a few photos from a small public art piece i’ve been working on this semester. letters to a neighborhood, from the people who used to live there. letterpile i’ve been spying out my window all morning, trying to catch glimpses of people as they read. so far, lots of smiles.

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30 Comments

  • Reply Rachael December 6, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    such a great idea!

  • Reply Emily December 6, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Oh, this is such a wonderful idea! Now I wish I lived in that neighborhood!

  • Reply Bridget December 6, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    what a cool project.

  • Reply jackie December 6, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    I hope you get to see more smiles!

  • Reply joan December 6, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    That is so cool! I would love to find something like this.

  • Reply Liane December 6, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    i love it. wish i could find something like this. i bet it makes a person's day.

  • Reply olivia rae December 6, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    how incredible!!! i love it!!!

  • Reply Ginny December 6, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    srsly great stuff. What an amazing way to spread the love.

  • Reply Julia December 6, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Now, isn't this clever! I love that you're able to partake in their discovery, too!

  • Reply caroline December 6, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    brilliant!

  • Reply Robin December 6, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    What a beautiful idea! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Linda Zimmerman December 6, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    fascinating! real people? where did you find the names of residents from years ago? ancestry.com? phone book? I love it. My two loves, textiles and people history. the flowers would have been lovely as well, but this is fabulous!!!

  • Reply cindy December 6, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    sounds wonderful and love that you can play eye spy, too!

  • Reply Mocha Mornings December 7, 2010 at 12:20 am

    That is so lovely! I only wish I could stumble upon one of these little letters.

  • Reply secret, fragile skies December 7, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Agree with everyone. It's perfect – especially in a town with a past.

  • Reply sonya December 7, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Uh, so we're totally neighbors. I'm 154 Transit. πŸ˜› Are they still up? We'll have to take a looksie in the morning.

  • Reply Erin December 7, 2010 at 1:39 am

    WAAAAH? i hope they are! there's one at 160 and one at 174! let's get tea sometime after the 17th….

  • Reply sonya December 7, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Yes! I would love that! Except after the 20th because I'll be in Vermont that weekend. πŸ™‚ So excited to get to see your project in person! The world is so small sometimes…

  • Reply anotherfishinthesea December 7, 2010 at 2:19 am

    This is so cool!! Will you share more about it!?

  • Reply Lauren December 7, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    That is so cool! πŸ™‚

    Lauren
    http://www.laurensthoughts.com

  • Reply Denise | Chez Danisse December 9, 2010 at 1:20 am

    What a beautiful idea.

  • Reply erin jane / atlantic treefox December 9, 2010 at 3:25 am

    i love love love love that!

  • Reply CT December 9, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    ah!!! i used to live at 74 transit!!!! too bad i'm not there anymore…

  • Reply Erin December 9, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    wow! what a small little world we live in. thanks to everyone for your thoughtful notes. i had so much fun putting this project together! xo.

  • Reply simone leblanc December 9, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    amazing!! love this art piece!

  • Reply robin December 9, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    How fun! I used to live over there and all the houses I lived in have such history!

  • Reply Maggie December 12, 2010 at 5:23 am

    This project sounds so interesting – I'd love to hear more about it!

  • Reply knack December 21, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    you are just the coolest girl ever! love it!

    xo

  • Reply lucia January 16, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    i saw one! … but thought it was part of a scavenger hunt… so i didnt want to mess with them (sad face)… i did smile though.

  • Reply Shalini January 29, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    How wonderful! We used to live nearby, on the corner of gano and waterman and I wish we had people like you as neighbors.

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