Inspired by a dream of his steel-worker father, DAVID VODA began seeking out post cards of various places he had visited as a boy growing up near Pittsburgh in the 60s and 70s.
The poetry in this collection responds to the feeling-space invoked by those images and memories. They are arranged, not chronologically, but by distance from Voda's childhood home, center of his psychic universe.
Voda's work, in turn, provoked artist HARVEY WEISS' own meditations on memory, distance and origins. His digital mutations of the original post card images take the form sometimes of witty comment, sometimes of pain-filled reverie and led to the design of this beautiful book.
"THIS IS WHERE WE ARE SPENDING THE AFTERNOON" includes useful end-notes and a thumbnail index of the cards that inspired the artists. It is a collaborative Art/Book of the highest quality.