I spend a lot of time looking at dark images related to social ills, conflict, death, hate and indifference. I wanted to look at expressions of love and wanting, so I searched Twitter for heart emojis.
Created for the Internet Yami Ichi, Retweethearts is a series of two-page messages printed on fine writing paper, each with a text sourced from Twitter and a patterned page based on the tweet’s emojis.
I invited Yami Ichi visitors to select a Retweetheart of their choice and commission me to hand-deliver it within a two-block range of the market or mail it to a recipient in a security envelope.
Retweethearts at Micro Internet Yami Ichi, New Orleans