Given To You: Comments.
New year's greeting cards are a good tradition of mine. This time I decided to give away Tea Moments to 130 relatives and friends. The enclosed tea bag prompted the receiver with the option to keep it, pass it on, or make it into a shared tea time.
"I received your tea art on Tuesday, it's very beautiful, I want to show it to my students to inspire them. "
Lehan W. Ramsay, Hakodate
"Dear Markuz, thanks for your charming holiday message. Loved the tea pictures."
Stewart Wachs, Kyoto
"Tea under the bridge; coffee in the mountains; count me in for the hot chocolate in front of the fire project!"
Nikki Pugh, Birmingham
"The teapot and rat icons are beautifully distorted mirrors of one another. You are awesome! Much respect and best wishes always."
Virgil Wong, New York
"Hi Markuz, thanks for the tea supply and happy new year to your wife and you."
Reto Hoffmann, Tokyo
"I am just about to have your tea, kettle is on in the sunny kitchen in London."
Ryoko Uyama, London
"I am definitely looking forward to a lovely tea moment."
Jennifer Delos Reyes, Regina
"Thank you so much for the fun card, wishes and tea options! I love it — and given all the options I am glad that the year is young..."
Katrine Benninger, Berkeley
"Thanks for the unique new year card & tea-bag. ÊIt's quite a pleasant surprise! Êi'll drink the tea and send good vibes your way!"
Tiffany Chung, San Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City
"Thanks for your New Year message and for the blackberry tea-bag! I think I'll keep it until I feel the need for some calming fruit infusion. "
Deborah Mantle, Kyoto
"Dear Markuz. Thanks a lot for the wonderful New Year greeting — which caused a small incident with a neighbour and therefore arrived a bit late!!"
Berit Nørgaard, Copenhagen
"Die Bilderserie ist wunderschön, manchmal auch etwas traurig, aber vielleicht ist dies ja auch nur meine Wahrnehmung. Vom Photographischen her finde ich sie wirklich gelungen."
Asti Hagenbach, Basel
"Vielen lieben Dank für die Karte und den lieben Teebeutel. Ich mag die Idee und auch die Photos sehr. So heiter! "
Rumiko Kawaii, Kyoto
"Vielen Dank auch für den Brief mit dem tollen Teabag und dem coolen Rattenlogo."
Roger Walch and Yoshiko Matsuda, Kyoto
Momentarium creates situations where our very presence becomes the catalyst for shifting experiences we can integrate into our lives by fusing reality with co-created artifice.