Shiva Mirzahaidar

always hopeless sometimes romantic

St. Edward's University Fine Arts Gallery 2018

A series of postcards that capture the clumsy endearingness of navigating young adulthood through bouts of mental health crisis’ and heartbreak. Content was gathered from diary entries, poetry, and unsent text messages and voice memos. On the back of each postcard, viewers will find a prompt they can write a response to. 

Words are ideas reinforced. I wanted to turn heartbreak, loss, and trauma into something tangible, soft, and quiet yet present. I was inspired by artists like Jenny Holzer and Barbara Kruger.

Each postcard was printed with care at the St. Edward's University Risograph Lab. 

You can read about my process on my blog.

Photographs are by the talented Cy Kirkland.

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