Mariela Limerutti Visual Artist, Argentina.

Materials: Plexiglass, metal, concrete, flower and letters

Worpswede, Germany

Writing letters was for Paula Modersohn-Becker the essential way of communication but also of self-reflection. Her letters from Worpswede and Paris to her family in Bremen provide nowadays an unparalleled value to art history. Likewise her post is considered a document with artistic authenticity about thoughts and feelings of this well-known woman and claimed artist of late nineteenth century. The work was part of the event "Leben! Paula Modersohn-Becker in Worpswede" organized in commemoration of the 100 years of her death.

A transparent mailbox with two compartments was installed at the entrance of the original Paula Modersohn-Beckerīs Atelier. From July 2007 to February 2008 an envelope addressed to Paula was sent each week from where I was. Flowers were the only thing inside the envelopes. Those flowers were suffering a slow death, in the drying process, until they reach their destination in Worpswede.

As time went by, the flowers were piling up on one side of the mailbox, and empty envelopes on the other side. This work used an ancient medium of message which is the post, working in the field of global communication through art. It also raised questions about geographical, physical and temporal distance. In this project different times are linked, all through mail and nature.