The Love Lettering Project III: May 19, 2007
[Odes on brambles and elegies on hawthorns]
"Odes on brambles and elegies on hawthorns," wrote Shakespeare in As You Like It.
I was working on a writing project that involved a lot of Shakespeare and this image from As You Like It, of Orlando filling trees with love letters for his beloved stuck with me.
So…after creating one-of-a-kind paper-based art pieces, I filled a tree in Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto with these envelopes marked ‘love’.
It was lovely to see these love-inscribed envelopes hanging between the leaves that were that brilliant green that only new leaves have.
I have no idea who came across these letters, but I biked by the tree later that day and they were all gone…