Ficus strangulensis
  • 74, Male
  • Charleston, WV
  • United States

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DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Jan 1, 2016. 5 Replies

DeepDream! Wow! This is an online, image manipulation service which takes your file input and changes it according to arcan rules [???] apparently using imagery it finds online. So far it seems to…Continue


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Mail-Artist since:
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Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
I like to see what people are doing as art and share what I am doing. I like to meet people and get to know them.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
538 Hanson Hollow Rd.
Charleston, WV 25311-8025 usa

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At 5:14am on May 24, 2017, Mim Golub Scalin said…

Found your mail from a year ago, wow, am I ever backlogged. Mail on it's way to you tomorrow.

At 7:18pm on May 23, 2017, buZ blurr said…

Indeed it's Fate Fike!

At 2:50pm on February 13, 2017, Kosmo Vinyl said…

Fike, well he certainly had his "punk Rock" like moments, but he was an actor named Tony Curtis. I have on my kitchen table, my reply to your December mailing to me - hope to get it to the Post Office today. Best KV

At 12:52pm on February 13, 2017, Bonniediva said…

NOLA has really blossomed since Katrina. You should get down there sometime. It's so laid back. I live in the Midwest and it's so sterile here! I miss the sensuality of New Orleans so much. I'm actually flying out on Wednesday to catch a little of the pre-Mardi Gras festivity.

At 11:02pm on December 28, 2016, Kosmo Vinyl said…

Fike your envelope arrived today - I will reply eventually, but have a few other pieces tog et to first. Thanks a lot ,man, I really appreciate it.

At 7:19pm on December 3, 2016, Gordon Macitosh said…

Thanks Ficus. This is new to me and am just starting off. You have certainly submitted a great deal of art. Lovely work too.

At 5:51am on November 2, 2016, Yayoi S.W. said…
Happy Birthday Ficus! And thank you for the mail art you sent a couple of weeks ago.
At 12:40am on September 13, 2016, Keith S. Chambers said…

Yep. That'd be me, KC of AC . . . Chief Dustomology Officer and mail clerk.

Que es "YOB-f?"

At 8:02pm on September 12, 2016, Ficus strangulensis said…

more to follow as more are eaten

At 8:00pm on September 12, 2016, Ficus strangulensis said…

When Fike's not mail arting or reading scifi or shattering the silence whilst making paper targets holey he wonders about strange and mostly useless things.

Sugar free popsicles from Wal Mart come in boxes of 20 with flavors Orange [O], Grape [P] and Cherry [R]. Each is contained in a plastic wrap which has a flap seal down the side and then two of these individual packages are bonded together with flaps on the same side making 10, 2-paks per vended package. If one holds a two-pack so that the stick handles are up and the sealed sides are facing him and observes which of the three flavors are in each individual pak, there would be 9 possible combinations [3x3 allowing each position to be filled by any of the three colors] HOWEVER, 3 of these possibilities are not present because none of the 2-paks [at least observed so far] have two of the same color. So it's 3x2 choices, 6 total. These are:


I wondered if there was a statistically significant nonrandom distribution of all the 6 possible combinations. Non-randomness might be determined in colors of first position, 2nd position & 2-pak combinations.

So, here is a record of observed [and eaten] combinations:

Pkg 001:











Pkg 002:

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quaint drawings

Posted on June 15, 2016 at 11:43pm 1 Comment

If you like to use old US postage on your mail art envelopes...

Posted on October 4, 2014 at 5:01pm 0 Comments

Karl Anderson's a good source who I've used for several orders over the past few years.

His current list and very detailed information on requirements for ordering from him are found at:

Currently, he is selling mint US 3-cent stamps from the 1940's-50's for very little over face value.

Y'r Ol' Bud,     Fike

So you like fractals, eh?

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 3:54pm 4 Comments

if so, there's a blog

you might find interesting.

Y'r ol' Bud,     Fike




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