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Platt Hall Visit October 2010

October 30, 2010 Student Projects, The Collection 2 Comments
Discovered patchwork pieces October 2010

Patchwork Pieces from Mary Greg's collection

I visited Platt Hall last Tuesday and Wednesday with 23 Interactive Arts students, split into 4 groups. They all has “Access all areas” for half a day and we saw the East and West wing storage areas, the amazing attic and the OPUA (objects of personal use and adornement) room. Everytime I visit Platt Hall I discover something else that amazes me, and I wasn’t disappointed this time. Checking the list of what is in the collection it can be hard to know what you might get from the brief description….”patchwork pieces” sounded intrigueing, so Rosie kindly found them out. They are wonderful, each one has a little snippet of a letter. pieces of envelopes with dates¬† and addresses. Is this a project started by Mary Greg herself? Some of the writing looks similar to hers.¬† I also found some other objects that I hadn’t seen before, some needle cases and a straw spiltter.

I am meeting the students next Thursday, when they will present their initial ideas.

Hazel

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  1. michael says:

    Great finds – nice mail art vibe to this old quilt backing!

  2. Michael says:

    Those patchwork pieces with the old envelopes are a real find. Can see all the mail art connections with those.

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