CATALINA VIEJO LOPEZ DE RODA
Image of Letter to Empathy

Letter to Empathy

$750.00 — Sold out

11 x 8.5 inches
Collage on Paper

LETTER COLLAGES

The hand-written letter is an intimate form of communication. To take the time to focus on writing a letter expresses a sense of caring for the recipient and deepens the intimacy between writer and addressee. The letter presents a tactile experience which invites sensations and emotions in the reader. A letter becomes a moment captured forever, a historical record, and has an innate sense of permanence inviting re-reading and reinterpretation over time.

Each of my collages is a letter composed in color, form and pattern.  The recipient of a letter might be real or conceptual; a person, a feeling, a place, an idea.  I consider what I want to say and to whom I’m saying it. Instead of communicating through text I translate my thoughts and emotions into an arrangement of shapes and colors. I cut and glue each individual piece of paper, building “sentences” and “paragraphs” until a fully formed letter develops.

My aim is to establish a connection with the viewer by transforming the nature of an enduring tradition that has been so integral to human relationships. By choosing to replace the discursive and literal qualities typical of written language with a more abstract and intuitive form of communication, I hope to create an intimate relationship through the exchange of real emotion and human presence, and encourage the viewer to feel more alive.

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Image of Note: Inner Peace Image of Note: Inner Peace
Note: Inner Peace
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Note: You Make Me Smile
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Image of Note: Call Mama Image of Note: Call Mama
Note: Call Mama
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Letter to the Seven Lights
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Image of Letter to New Opportunities Image of Letter to New Opportunities
Letter to New Opportunities
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Image of Note: I Love You Image of Note: I Love You
Note: I Love You
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Image of Note: Meditate Image of Note: Meditate
Note: Meditate
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Image of Note: I Miss You Image of Note: I Miss You
Note: I Miss You
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Letter to Why We Should All Be Feminists (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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Letter to Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists (Linda Nochlin)
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Image of Letter to My Nightmares Image of Letter to My Nightmares
Letter to My Nightmares
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Image of Note: Go Outside Image of Note: Go Outside
Note: Go Outside
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Image of Note: You are Beautiful Image of Note: You are Beautiful
Note: You are Beautiful
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Note: Buy Toilet Paper
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Image of Letter to the Ocean Image of Letter to the Ocean
Letter to the Ocean
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Image of Letter to Seduction Image of Letter to Seduction
Letter to Seduction
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Image of Letter to a Poet Image of Letter to a Poet
Letter to a Poet
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Image of Letter to a Potential Buyer Image of Letter to a Potential Buyer
Letter to a Potential Buyer
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Image of Letter to Bursts of Joy Image of Letter to Bursts of Joy
Letter to Bursts of Joy
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Image of Letter to the Censored Image of Letter to the Censored
Letter to the Censored
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Image of Letter from My Future Self Image of Letter from My Future Self
Letter from My Future Self
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Image of Letter to Unity Image of Letter to Unity
Letter to Unity
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Image of Letter to Abundance Image of Letter to Abundance
Letter to Abundance
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