Detail of card #8 (front), from What Happens 1, 2008, scan detail
Detail of card #8 (back, with E. Griswold poem), from What Happens 1, 2008, scan detail
Detail of object #21 (silk rose), from What Happens 1, 2008, scan detail
Detail of object #16 (magnetic audio tape), from What Happens 1, 2008, scan detail
The What Happens project features twenty-four hand-made postcards that feature individual photographs of the Los Angeles landscape. The messages written on each card consist of excerpts of poems by various contemporary poets, conveying a sense of isolation, desire, and reflection. Each postcard was addressed to the same California resident, and discreetly placed in its own unique location on the streets of New York City in January, 2008. Where each card was left, a nearby piece of litter was recovered in exchange. Six cards were received back.