Small Gestures

Victora Heilweil postcard design

Small Gestures was a series of pop-up artist-led community events created by artist Victoria Heilweil engaging the public in a conversation about value and beauty through postcard writing. The artist created a limited edition of artist-made cards featuring photography with scenes around Palo Alto taken by the artist and members of the Palo Alto Camera Club. The postcards included a question on the back that prompted participants to reflect on value, beauty, and community. Participants wrote their name and address on a sticker to be attached to a random postcard at the end of each day, and then chose a postcard from the rack to write their thoughts and messages to a stranger. Participants got their surprise postcard as a gift for contributing to the project. 

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