Thursday, October 28, 2010

vol 1 / nr 76 / Portstewart, Northern Ireland

Robert wrote to me about the trip he took with his friend: they had already travelled from Belfast to Amsterdam, then to Berlin, Hannover, Munich, Innsbruck, Worgel, Venice and they had been in Florence for a day when they found the print at the Duomo.

He wrote that he really likes the print, does my girlfriend, i told a bunch of people about it when i returned home. I'm keeping it for myself for now, and am planning on framing and mounting it in such a way that the frame displays not only the print, but the now crinkled envelope and letter also, in a sort of collage.

I think its interesting, this project, as it kinda makes the painting itself more personal, as one has a personal story about how the painting came into my possession which i'll have for the rest of my life!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stories of the prints

I'll publish some stories that I've received. I first planned to publish them right after receiving the messages, but because the net connections were not so good, the project has been on standby. So, I'm about to do some forgering and change storydates to match the exact date and time when I received the email originally.

The stories will also be available on the map I will set up on the next week.

I only publish the letters and parts of the messages that the writers have given me permission to publish.

The stories are tagged found prints and they are all found listed in

Sunday, October 17, 2010

vol 1 / nr 52 / Roden, The Netherlands > Llantwit Major, Wales, UK

On September 24, 2010 I received a message from Liesbeth, who told that she likes the project very much and that she's planning to send this print to her daughter in Wales. Her 17 (but almost 18!) year old daughter Anna emailed me on October 17, 2010 that she had received the print but I am NOT the one who found the print, unfortunately.

Anna goes to an international United World College (UWC) of the Atlantic in south Wales. She tells that Random Prints project got her inspired of doing something like that herself: However, I am not an artist and so I can't leave art pieces anywhere. So I am still thinking of something else in that direction! The idea about putting something from yourself into the world and see where it ends up is great.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

vol 1 / nr 72 / Korntal-Münchingen, Germany

Sandra and her companion found the envelope in Torre Guinigi in Lucca. First they were a bit sceptical about the project, but then finden wir diese Idee klasse und zudem hat uns das Bild sehr gut gefallen. In their home the picture will always remind them about their fine holiday in Lucca.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

vol 1 / nr 39 / St Andrews, Scotland

Emma is from London, but right now she is a first year student of philosophy, psychology and art history at St Andrews University in Scotland. She found the envelope in Florence by Santa Maria del Fiore while traveling around Italy for 6 weeks as part of an art history course. She thinks that this is a wonderful idea, and that this is how art should be shared!

Emma plans to frame the image for her room at university or to take it back home to London.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

vol 1 / nr 69 / Paris, France

Lydie found the image near Uffizi gallery in Florence during her vacation: Ce fut une très agréable surprise d'être une destinataire inconnue de votre projet.