Linda Finn

War Letters Project

"Tender" by Linda FinnA collection of letters written to my grandmother during both World Wars evoked powerful emotions in me, even though I have never personally experienced war. These letters were both privately meaningful and publicly significant, offering a glimpse of wartime experiences—understated comments of the human condition. I felt compelled to assemble them in a new correspondence using a variety of media and techniques including painting, drawing, printmaking and stitchery. The new pieces represent a link between the women at home during the Wars and the men overseas. By bringing these components together as new forms of letters, I found that viewers were also moved.