Postcard Set

Special edition collage in silscreened folio


what has become of the lost pleaid?

Postcard set by tamara suarez porras

what has become of the lost pleiad? is an image-text collection of ten postcards that considers attempts to (re)connect across space and time. In reference to the seventh star of the Pleiades star cluster, which is not visible to the naked eye, this work asks: what has become of those we have loved and lost? What can photographs hold of those once held dear, and what is forever gone? A meditation on photography’s efforts to fix the past, what has become of the lost pleiad? unravels the temporality of relationships as fated and momentary, like the paths and presences of celestial bodies. Each postcard contains a distinct photo-collage assembled from 1970s-era Sky & Telescope magazine paired with a poem, which can be kept together as a set or sent across distance to become an expanded constellation.

A special edition of the publication includes a unique 5x7” collage assembled from Sky & Telescope, enclosed in a screenprinted folio.

Postcard set
Set of ten 5x7” postcards
Digtial offset printed postcards on heavyweight matte recycled cardstock
Images on front with poem & space to write on back
Comes in custom printed envelope
Edition of 50
Collaboration between tamara suarez porras and Deep Time Press, 2023

Postcard set with special edition collage
All of the above, plus:
One of ten original collages of your choice by tamara suarez porras
Custom folio silkscreened and handmade by Leah Koransky using premium Colorplan acid-free 270gsm dark grey paper

tamara suarez porras (they/she) is an artist, writer, and educator from (south) Brooklyn, NY, based in the Bay Area. tamara’s work examines experiences of knowing, remembering, and forgetting, centered on how photography attempts to know the unknowable. tamara has exhibited nationally, including at the Brooklyn Museum, School at the ICP, En Foco Touring Gallery, and Deitch Projects in New York City, as well as fusedspace, Root Division, The Growlery, and Embark Gallery in San Francisco. tamara’s writing has been published in Art Practical, The Brooklyn Rail, and 48 Hills. tamara is a Lecturer at Stanford University and the University of San Francisco, and is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts and California College of the Arts.