Piece 1: Student work
The writing on the front of the wood block reads, "solid."
The back reads, "cracked."
The sides are labeled with the same two words.
Piece 2: My work
I decided to respond predominantly to the first piece's state of contradiction: the wood block cannot be both solid and cracked, yet it is. Fibers is the language I speak, so fibers is the language I responded with.
(The miracle of water-soluble interfacing.)
The text was another element of the original piece that I was drawn to. Therefore, I labeled my own postcard with a similarly contradictory word.
My postcard is both solid and flexible.
My biggest regret is how long it took me to get back to my partner. (Shaaame.) It's so different working in the "real" world... with job and another job and a life... without the structure of a class to keep me on my game. (I'd like to say that my second response was any more timely but, let's be honest. Nope.) At least I wasn't the only one!