Wednesday, 18 November 2009

introducing shmishmas cards.

shmishmas cards give a playful and slightly anarchic twist to the tired old christmas card format.

they're handmade postcards with images of abandoned christmas trees i've spotted in and around  melbourne's streets and laneways. i've machine sewn the photographs directly onto card for a tactile and low-tech feel.

i've been photographing these discarded christmas trees for a few years now. it's a rather odd cultural phenomenon and i'm pleased i've finally thought of an application for my catalogue of dead tree images. if you're interested you can purchase them via my website or visit my stall at rose street artist markets on sundays.

* the yarra city council encourages local residents to register their unwanted christmas trees for collection, so the trees can be mulched and provide life-support to the city’s parks during Summer. Details here.


Betty Jo said...

I LOVE these!

Jennie said...

Oh, so cool! And I swore I wouldn't go to any Christmas markets other than the seven I've got stalls at.

CurlyPops said...

Now they're officially the best christmas cards I've ever seen!

Kristin said...

So fun. I love the idea, and the pictures are too funny.

rabbit and the duck said...

These are great! It's good that the poor Christmas trees are getting a second life : )

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