Thursday, January 7, 2010

Artist turns “Missed Connections” from Craigslist into beautiful art.

“Messages in bottles, smoke signals, letters written in the sand; the modern equivalents are the funny, sad, beautiful, hopeful, hopeless, poetic posts on Missed Connections Web sites,” Sophie Blackall says. “Every day hundreds of strangers reach out to other strangers on the strength of a glance, a smile or a blue hat. Their messages have the lifespan of a butterfly. I’m trying to pin a few of them down.”

Sophie Blackall also has a book coming out featuring all these paintings and more in 2012!

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