Enveloped: Andrew Bush

Photographer Andrew Bush photographs envelopes. They are framed against various backgrounds that compliment their patina and design:

Meant to be seen in familial congregations of three or more, each envelope seems to enclose a confidential but undisclosed message. In the late twentieth-century world of electronic communication, Bush's understanding that envelopes, like painted portraits of one's ancestors, will gradually disappear with their untold secrets, is both poignant and prescient. {Metropolitan Museum of Art}