WAYNE GAGNON

Artist and Poet

Category Archives: Project Snail Mail

100 Flowers

“When things are abnormal, our obligation is to turn life normal and worth living for.” — Karim Wasfi

We live in a mixed-up and troubled world. It’s wearing some of us down. We do what we can, but to what end?

In a moment desperate hope, I took a piece of scrap cardboard and drew a flower. “What if I give it a way?” I thought. “Would the world be just a tiny bit better?”

Wayne Gagnon - 100 Flowers Project

What if I draw four flowers and give them away? Then would the world be a tiny bit better?

Wayne Gagnon - 100 Flowers Project

What if I draw nine… or sixteen…

Wayne Gagnon - 100 Flowers Project

…or twenty five? …and give them all away… Would the world be a tiny bit better?

Wayne Gagnon - 100 Flowers Project

How about one hundred? What if I draw one hundred flowers on scraps of cardboard and give them away? Would this  mixed-up and troubled world be a tiny bit better?

Karim Sasafi, conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, plays his cello in the rubble of bombings across Baghdad. This man gives me hope. I admire his resolve to make this a better world in the midst of chaos and violence. His work inspired my 100 flowers project.

I have one hundred 2×3 inch hand-drawn flowers on scraps of cardboard. I drew them for no other reason than to make this world a tiny bit better. Would you like one?  If so, email your mailing address to info@waynegagnon.com and I will send one out right away. I expect nothing in return.

I wish you peace and love, my friends.

 

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Nine Cards (04-14-2015) – Project Snail Mail 8

Wayne Gagnon - Nine Cards - Sketch cards, Brontosaurus variations, Project Snail Mail 8

Nine Cards (04-14-2015) – Brontosaurus Variations
Ink on nine 2×3 inch recycled cardboard
©2015 Wayne A. Gagnon

Note: These cards were created as part of Project Snail Mail 8. Wayne put out a Facebook call where the first nine responders would get one of these cards delivered via Snail Mail (aka the US Postal System).

Nine Cards (04-15-2014) – Project Snail Mail 7

Wayne Gagnon - Sketch Cards, Nine Cards, Project Snail Mail 7
Nine Cards (04-15-2014)
Ink on nine 2×3 inch recycled cardboard
©2014 Wayne A. Gagnon

Note: These cards were created as part of Project Snail Mail 7. Wayne put out a Facebook call where the first nine responders would get one of these cards delivered via Snail Mail (aka the US Postal System).

Nine Cards (03-20-2012) – Project Snail Mail 5

Wayne Gagnon - Nine Sketch Cards
Nine Cards (03-20-2912) – Project Snail Mail 5: Spring
Ink on nine 2×3 inch recycled cardboard
©2012 Wayne A. Gagnon

Note: These cards were created as part of Project Snail Mail 5. Wayne put out a Facebook call where the first nine responders would get one of these cards delivered via Snail Mail (aka the US Postal System).