Thai-Brit Katherine Jones spent her childhood and teen years in Singapore and Hong Kong before moving back to Thailand in 1998. Besides running a company that organises small-scale events, she is also an artist and has had several exhibitions in Bangkok so far. In her latest project, "I Wrote You a Letter", Katherine hopes to create an art installation that relies on people sending in handwriting letters. It can be a letter to thank your parents or tell the person you’re secretly in love with how you feel about them. The message can be about almost anything but most importantly you have to write it from your heart. If you want to be a part of her installation, your letter must be in her hands before Apr 15. Go to facebook.com/KatJonesArt and join the event page to find out about the project and guidelines on how to write the letter.
WHERE DID THE IDEA FOR THE PROJECT COME FROM?
I like the idea of art bringing people together because a lot of people don't understand art and they think it's a different world for them. I wanted to be able to bring people closer through an art project and I love to write so the idea just came to me one day. A lot of us forget that we're similar to each other and share many issues. Also, I think everyone has something inside that they want to get out but we're too afraid that we're going be judged so we hold back a lot. I thought that if people can write what they really want to say anonymously, they are more likely to open up. It gives people freedom.
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