Since people dug the previous post, here’s another letter—short this time—from collage artist Winston Smith sent to me in 1997 (I was still 13). In this one, Winston raps about saving money by not being addicted to cigarettes, the greatness of Leonardo Da Vinci, and Anti-Nazi German collage artist John Heartfield (who, coincidentally, worked with George Grosz).
Read the whole thing as a flickr set (with enlarged scans).
nancy magnuson says
I was browsing for collage ideas for my middle school students. I happen to know your former teacher! Very cool story and connections. your persistence is the most amazing part of the story for me! I have many unmotivated 8th grade students. Thanks for sharing this story.