Seattle conceptual artist James L. Acord, who died on January 8th, had two favorite holidays - Halloween and Valentines Day. Every year, for almost 35 years, he sent out homemade cards on both of those special days. Some of them, like the one at left, were individually hand-made. Sometimes he xeroxed copies, sometimes he had them printed up from linoleum block cuttings.
The one at left was sent in early 1979 to Judy from Barre, Vermont, where Jim was working as a granite carver in one of the giant sculpture studios there.
Happy Valentines Day, Jim.
And to all his friends.