Ficus strangulensis
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  • 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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Ficus strangulensis commented on Diana Hale's group The Mail Art Experiment
"Hello, Diana, and thanx4 the invite. As an organic chemist, experiments are my 'thing'. My address is on my page and you sent me mail art previously so I hope that's not too much more work than me repeating it in these comments.…"
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The Mail Art Experiment

I just unearthed a stack of fantastic pages of handwritten experiments.  Inspired by my love of ledger art and the many talented artist who participated in the Philpott Lake Project (philpottlakeproject.tumblr.com), I am sending out a new mail art call!So, here is the deal; I will send you a sheet of “the experiment” to alter and send back to me.  I will then scan the pieces and post them to themailartexperiment.tumblr.com.  I hope to also open a physical exhibit in Virginia in the Fall 2018.I would like to present the mail art in a clean and cohesive manner, so I have a few more rules than last time. I will only be scanning and displaying the pages themselves. I do not plan to post envelopes or any additional pieces of art.  If there is any information that you would like to include (name, date, location, title) please incorporate it into the piece.  I would prefer that the pages…See More
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Ficus strangulensis commented on Ficus strangulensis's group Pranking the unsuspecting
"And THIS is the end of Round One! Darn it! Now I'll have to find an effective address and re-send the letter!"
Mar 3
Ficus strangulensis commented on Ruud Janssen's group ArtiStamps Creators
"Hmmmm, William M, I guess what I was driving toward was a legal definition of counterfeit stamp so's I c'd avoid lawbreaking while committing japery. I imagine that illegal stamps would be those which were created in an attempt to avoid…"
Feb 28
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mailartIncoming

Juuuust before going to get my right lower flank ultrasounded.
Feb 27
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dream_7edc0b57bb-04

Ooooooooh! I LOVE what you've done with y'r eyes!
Feb 24
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Thinking about Mail-Art

Bernard Suits' book "The Grasshopper" analyses play which many would think is a facet of mail-art. What other thoughts do you have concerning mail-artSee More
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Lets record fun things done to the unsuspecting via mail like the time JMBennett received a rotten steak or my relatively tame example posted today of playing with a company/person who MUST respond to my blather.See More
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Lets record fun things done to the unsuspecting via mail like the time JMBennett received a rotten steak or my relatively tame example posted today of playing with a company/person who MUST respond to my blather.See More
Feb 14
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"Nah, Richard! Just an ol' phardt with time on his hands. Ficus s"
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"13.02.17 Dare Ficus S., ...You create more dynamic creatures than 'Sci-Art-Fi' Hollywood.  Is Ficus strangulensis the Salvador Dali Pardon Lama of Mail Art ??? Sincelery, Richard C."
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Kosmo Vinyl left a comment for Ficus strangulensis
"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"
Feb 13
Ficus strangulensis left a comment for Kosmo Vinyl
"re: yr's of 28 Dec... No worry of slow. I 2 am that. Showing my ignorance, who'd the guy in the middle of the card you sent me? I presume a rocker or punker. Y'r ol' Bud, Fike"
Feb 13
Bonniediva left a comment for Ficus strangulensis
"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…"
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Mail-Artist since:
1990
My Website:
http://NA
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

ficus@suddenlink.net

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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:

OP, OR, PO, PR,RO, RP.

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:

PO

OR

PO

PO

PO

PO

RP

OR

PO

RP

Pkg 002:

At 9:25pm on August 25, 2016, Lin Tarczynski said…

This is the one I'm referring to:

At 9:17pm on August 25, 2016, Lin Tarczynski said…

Wow. It looks like a watercolor that has been stained and damage, but the damage is very beautiful.

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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:

http://www.andersonstampandcoin.com/Pricelist.pdf

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

http://orbittrap.ca/

you might find interesting.

Y'r ol' Bud,     Fike

 
 
 

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