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Kelly C. Tang ’21: Snail Mail During Social Distancing

Published By Duke Arts / published on: April 27, 2020

Kelly C. Tang, a PhD Candidate in Art History, shares mixed-media drawings on letters she's made for friends during the coronavirus crisis, sharing how snail mail has allowed her to focus on those connections and relationships.

Part of our “Art and Artists are Essential” collection and invitation.

Kelly C. Tang, a PhD candidate in Art History, shares mixed-media illustrations on cards that she’s sent to friends for birthdays, bereavement, and so forth during the current crisis, saying:

“While I’ve always loved sending and receiving snail mail, I don’t usually have the time to draw. Designing and illustrating cards and letters with greater consideration of the recipient has been especially rewarding while social distancing because I can think about them throughout the process. I feel connected and grateful for the relationship instead of dwelling on an alternate reality.”

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