Secrets. We all have them.
Would you share your secrets if you knew there would be no repercussions or fallout? If no one could link you to your deepest, darkest thoughts? Through PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions From Ordinary Lives, Frank Warren offers us all the chance to confess our secrets without fear.
It started as an idea for a community art project. In 2004, Warren left blank postcards in public places with the following simple instructions:
"You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to a group art project. Your secret can be a regret, fear, betrayal, desire, confession, or childhood humiliation. Reveal anything -- as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before. Be brief. Be legible. Be creative."
Anonymous confessions came pouring in. Thousands took advantage of the opportunity to unload their innermost fears, regrets, and desires. Through these postcards, people turned their revelations into works of art, and Warren began posting the submissions online for all to read. The response was overwhelming as readers recognized their own emotions and humanity in the profundities of others.
PostSecret is the first collection of some of the most powerful postcards Warren received. The confessions along with the original artwork can be shocking, humorous, cryptic, and most certainly provocative. If you are as fascinated by the first collection as I was, there are ever more secrets to be revealed. You can view postcard submissions online at PostSecret or check out Warren's other PostSecret collections.
Submitted by Jennifer @ MPL Central