The House of Letters has commissioned New York artist Priscila De Carvalho. Her screen print “Luz (Silent Light)” will be available on our website in May. A portion of the proceeds from this work will go to Worldfund, a nonprofit organization combating poverty with education in Latin America. Priscila De Carvalho speaks about the piece in LUXE IMMO:
“I am creating a limited edition work to capture different portraits of children living in the favelas. My goal is to combine the teaching of a language with an understanding of the culture it comes from. In this particular work, I am interested in combining portraiture and sign language to convey meaning. Each hand shape means a letter in American Sign Language. The work focuses on increasing interest and awareness of the deaf community and their culture among children around the world.”More
The House of Letters is dedicated to fostering artists with a passion for penmanship and printmaking. We commission limited edition works from mainly emerging artists. We collaborate with them to create work inspired by correspondence, for sale in our Cabinet of Curiosities. As part of our commitment to nurturing artists’ growth and to supporting education, proceeds will benefit the artists themselves. A portion of each sale will also be donated to non-profit educational organizations. We encourage you to join us in supporting art, education, and the lasting value of written correspondence.
The House of Letters will embark on a project — 30 Letter Writers in 30 Days — consisting of interviews with correspondents about how and to whom they write, and what inspires them to put pen to paper. Interviews will explore the impact of letter writing on our lives as well as how the right letter, sent or received at the right time, can change a life. We hope to discover a diversity of ideas and views on how we write, on what motivates us to express ourselves, and why we choose such an enduring and beautiful mode of communication.