Last month, the Hillayer Art Space hosted an exhibit like no other. The show was entitled “PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God,” and is a reference to a recently published book by the artist.
PostSecret is a movement started by Frank Warren. The premise of PostSecret is that it is “an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard.” Millions of individuals from around the world have mailed Warren their secrets on a simple postcard. What is a “secret,” you ask? Recent patrons have mailed such postcards as:
or maybe this one:
They can be as controversial as:
The one rule is that it must be a “secret,” or something withheld from someone. Warren describes his efforts as attempts to bridge the gap between us all, to realize a universal human emotion that we all feel.
While the show at Hillyer closed last month, we encourage you all to visit http://postsecret.blogspot.com/ to read more about upcoming shows. Maybe you’ll even share a “secret” of your own.