This was sent within a larger envelope to all 28 participants. Included in the packet was an 8x10 glossy photo, the Gift Deed Title, an outlined map of all 23 sites color coded to the owner, a 1" photo button, 1 wallet size photo, the above formal letter of intent and and an informal letter. It was described in the Deed and informal letter for the owner to create a MySpace account in order to be linked to all the owners and myself so that all dialogue can be documented and archived here.
This is the initial handwritten email and what I am calling the gift card. 'Fragile' being that it is my skin and the surrounding airspace and 'perishable' being that skin cells regenerate approximately every 48 days so this is the length of possession. I see the time and the site as parameters to work within. This gift-card-email got great responses. Everyone seemed really excited about the prospect of getting a gift from me and I hope they still feel so when they realize what it is I am giving. I am very interested in that response and continuing the conversation. It's very difficult to decide how and who you trust with yourself and information. That said, there are more people than those participating here that I would and do trust. Unfortunately this is what I was able to manage under a restricted amount of time. I am hoping larger and similar projects will surface to include more people in the future.