Postcards

Drawing what we see connects us with your environment. We observe and discover more. And we incorporate those moments within ourselves. Drawings recall memories of our lives in a way no photograph ever can.

And strangely enough, even when you try to “objectively” depict what you see, every drawing reveals something about yourself.

“Birds”, Shanghai, 2014, Ink on paper, 19 x 14 cm
“Ebb tide”, Vågan, 2016, Ink on paper, 19 x 14 cm
“Oak Tree”, Puyoô, 2015, Ink on paper, 19 x 14 cm
“People Square”, Shanghai, 2016, Ink on paper, 19 x 14 cm
“Roofs”, Venice, 2015, Ink on paper, 19 x 14 cm
“Sunflowers”, Peyriguère, 2016, Ink on paper, 19 x 14 cm
“Dawn”, Yangshuo, 2014, Ink on paper, 19 x 14 cm

I made a habit out of sending drawings to friends as postcards. An important part of this idea is the loss of control once those pictures disappear into a mailbox. They might be discarded by the recipients or framed and integrated into their homes. They might get damaged or even lost on their journey. I keep nothing but a quick digital snapshot on this website.

http://postcards.ralphammer.de

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