Jean-François Aillet
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Work in progress : Solitary... of Tides

Solitary…of TidesIt has been the intention of Jean-Francois Aillet to invite 7000 people from every corner of the world to collect as many samples of sand from as many beaches. A major portion of the…Continue

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Started Jul 31, 2013


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Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
For the Art project "Le Solitaire... des marées" : "Solitary…of Tides".

It has been the intention of Jean-Francois Aillet to invite 7000 people from every corner of the world to collect as many samples of sand from as many beaches. A major portion of the sand collected will be merged into a large Solitary to be situated atop his project: “Le Solitaire …..des marées” ("Solitary….of Tides”). This unique monument will be erected in a public place somewhere in the world in the future.

The artist Jean-Francois Aillet invites you to collect your sample from a moraine, from next to a waterfall or beside a river. along the shore of a lake or a stream, in a desert or on the border of an ocean. One should not, however, send him sand from a construction site. You are asked to document your collection of the material with a photo, taken as you are pouring the sand into a container. For an example, kindly visit his home page at

To date Jean-François Aillet has received 1160 samples. One may view these in a stable near “Pegasus Bridge” next to his residence. You, your friends and acquaintances are invited to see his project through to completion. Your name will be mentioned in connection with your sample. So please go out at once and gather sand, or bring it back from a beach where you vacation.
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Send it along to the following address:

Jean-Francois Aillet
10 Allée des Tilleuls
F-14860 Amfréville / Normandie
FRANCE / Europe
E.mail :

Philatelic pearls. Hello, as I explained, look at the official stamps and compare postage of French post offices.

Petites perles philatéliques. Bonjour, comme je vous l'expliquais, regardez les timbres et comparez les affranchissements officiels des bureaux de la Poste française. Regardez bien celui là, spécialement, une vraie perle !!!

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At 11:04pm on April 2, 2016, Bruno Cassaglia - poetArtist said…

At 8:27pm on January 24, 2016, Carlos I. Botana said…
Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez
Size: Free
Technique: Free
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Exhibition: September, 2016
No sales. No jury. No return
The work is publisehed in the "blog":
Send your work to:
Carlos I. Botana
C/. Javier López López
Nº 11 - portal 2 - 3º E
15009 - A Coruña - Spain
At 1:11pm on September 23, 2015, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

"Peace-Gun Action = Cut-Up. Working Memory & Action Peace"

What a wonderful "cut-up" project Jean-Francois! Thank you for the link.

My father was in the US Army there in France, then 1944-45, and returned home safely.

At 11:23am on September 22, 2015, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

At 6:11pm on September 7, 2014, Celestino Neto said…
At 11:42pm on January 11, 2014, TIZIANA BARACCHI said…
At 10:19am on November 6, 2013, José Luis Hernández Galán said…


My name is Igakusei

I have a Mail Art Call.  I invite you to participate. Would you like ?


Mail Art Call 2013: a CHRISTMAS postcard


Christmas is time of joy, rejoicing, greetings, gifts and holiday songs. It´s time of hugs, good wishes, meetings, forgiveness and promises. It´s time to generously share our spiritual and material goods, a time of worship and thanksgiving.




Subject: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Season's Greetings, etc. Small format (10x15cm). Handmade. Free technique. Send by airmail. Do NOT use ENVELOPE (must have postmark)


Deadline: December 25th, 2013.


The postcard will be published on my blog ( , making reference to the author. Offensive material will not be published. No returns. Documentation will be sent to participants. Please, indicate your name, address and email on each postcard.


Send to:

J. L. Hernández Galán ( igakusei )

PO Box 6236. Zip Code 41080.

Seville. Spain.



At 7:17pm on October 25, 2013, Anna Banana said…

Great project, love to participate, but am really SWAMPED with other things I need to do just now; complete my Mapping Banana Culture on the Sunshine Coast, including a report on my findings, and get International Art Post into production toot sweet. . . . and proceed to find presenters for my next PechaKucha event.

Life is full!

best wishes,


At 8:35pm on September 14, 2013, Patricio - The Celestial Scribe said…

Earthling, this is the last but certainly not the least welcome message to IUOMA you receive. I’m a celestial mail artist living in a heavenly corner of the faraway universe called Republik van Patland. When you joined IUOMA on 31 July  I was unable to welcome you on board.  At the time I was in a celestial journey far beyond the Milky Way. Now, back to planet Earth, I´d love to be the other end when you decide it’s the right time to start trading snail mail art. If this is the case at the time your envelope should read as follows:

The Celestial Scribe

Terrene Embassy

Republik van Patland

Caixa Postal 24827



Brazil (a sandy country)

I look forward to see a piece of yours in our terrene mailbox. I will do my homework after receiving yours. This is nothing less than a Celestial Promise. I’m Patricio, Celestial Scribe & Republik van Patland official envelope provider.

At 9:17pm on September 2, 2013, Bruno Cassaglia - poetArtist said…

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Philatelic pearls

Posted on September 22, 2015 at 9:40am 0 Comments

Philatelic pearls. Hello, as I explained, look at the official stamps and compare postage of French post offices.

Petites perles philatéliques. Bonjour, comme je vous l'expliquais,…


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Fractal Portrait Project 2015 / Ryosuke Cohen (Allemagne/Germany):

Illustrated and commented meet with Ryosuke Cohen, Germany (2007 & 2015) :…



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