Seeking love letters

Love lettersWould you be willing to lend me your love letters for a new piece of art?

Much of my work has been inspired by communication. In particular, I’ve been working with two sets of love letters written during World War II – one written by an English aircraft engineer, and the other by an American GI. These beautifully crafted letters written by two ordinary men have inspired me to create several collections of work over the last few years.

Now, I’m looking for love letters written by other people, during times of separation due to war and conflict. I’m planning to use them to create a new piece of work which will be exhibited at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter in the autumn.

Unlike most of my work, I’ll be using copies of the letters, so I don’t need your originals. The letters won’t appear in their entirety, and only snippets of text will be seen.

Letters must be written during times of war or conflict, and I’d like to know something about when the letters were written.

You can send scans of your letters to me at butterflyenvelopes-loveletters(at)

Alternatively, you can bring them along to the exhibition I’m taking part in during Devon Open Studios on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September.

Published by Gillian Taylor

I make collections of tiny envelopes, postcard bundles and other paper art.

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