Letter has touched my heart
Assemblage (sculpture technique)
Poetry -- Female authors
American poetry -- 20th century
Piece had been arranged and framed by Helinka, removed from frame by archivist. Multiple layers of cream colored lace folded like book with address and “Ellen Marie” glued to beaded ribbon with decorative button, beaded ribbon wraps around back of book and into the piece. Piece opens to hand embroidered cream fabric, velvet leaves and deteriorating silk flower stems, dandelion seeds, bits of typed text, rose petals, silver colored heart button, “your letter has touched my heart” hand written in ink.
Etlinger, Amelia, 1933-1987
Amelia Etlinger Collection (PCMS-0060)
Poetry Collection Manuscripts (State University of New York at Buffalo)
State University of New York at Buffalo. Poetry Collection
State University of New York at Buffalo. Poetry Collection.
Copyright the Estate of Amelia Etlinger and used with permission. For more information contact the Poetry Collection at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clifton Park, New York
1970 - 1986
Collection open for research.
Is Part Of
Amelia Etlinger Collection (LIB-PC010)
lace, buttons, paper, embroidered fabric, velvet leaves, beaded ribbon, rose petals, seeds
Sent to, and donated to the Poetry Collection by Ellen Marie Helinka.
Estate of Amelia Etlinger
9.5 x 15 inches
Etlinger, Amelia, 1933-1987, “Letter has touched my heart,” Digital Collections - University at Buffalo Libraries, accessed June 18, 2019, https://digital.lib.buffalo.edu/items/show/52299.