John Gayer
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John Gayer commented on Ilya Semenenko-Basin's blog post This is incorrigible
"In reading recent comments I noticed I meant to note that mail art is "not meant to be a yoke around the neck," not net, although I'm sure the gist of the message could be understood. One easily gets lost when using the computer. Time…"
Sep 17
John Gayer commented on Ilya Semenenko-Basin's blog post This is incorrigible
"I find this discussion intriguing. The whole point of mail art, in my view, is that it's about being free to do what you want. It's not meant to be a yoke around the net. Sometimes participation becomes more intense and sometimes you step…"
Sep 15
John Gayer commented on John Gayer's blog post An unexpected sequence of events
"Couldn't agree more. Incredible it is!"
Aug 19
Jennifer Wallace commented on John Gayer's blog post An unexpected sequence of events
"Given the events the postal service was having to cope with, it seems near amazing to me that it made it's way back to you!"
Aug 19
John Gayer commented on Bradford's blog post LOST LOVE LETTERS 2020, a book by Adam Roussopoulos
"visually rich/richly visual"
Aug 19
John Gayer commented on John Gayer's blog post An unexpected sequence of events
"Definitely!"
Aug 19
Bradford commented on John Gayer's blog post An unexpected sequence of events
"It's a great piece of history, especially if left unopened; like a Time Capsule."
Aug 19
John Gayer commented on John Gayer's blog post An unexpected sequence of events
"- and left me not knowing what to say"
Aug 19
Jenn Miltenberger commented on John Gayer's blog post An unexpected sequence of events
"Interesting it made it’s way back to you. "
Aug 19
John Gayer posted a blog post
Aug 18
Tara Odorizzi joined John Gayer's group
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mini mail art

one could say this is a group for the small minded or those interested in shrinking the archive...See More
Aug 9
Rachel Lea Sides joined John Gayer's group
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mini mail art

one could say this is a group for the small minded or those interested in shrinking the archive...See More
Jul 24
Jayne Barket Lyons commented on John Gayer's group mini mail art
"Hi Terry Owenby! I've been meaning to post for some time now... We did our inchies swap months ago, and I want to write a blog post about the swap. I saw your comment from Feb 8 stating that you received my inchies. Glad you like them! The ones…"
Jul 17
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Jul 12
John Gayer joined Carien van Hest's group
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Feel Mail

Mail that wants to be touched. Whether it is a soft fabric or a stimulating material, such as paper fiber or metal, whether it feels smooth or ribbed, anything goes as long it's inviting to your fingers!See More
Jul 4
Carien van Hest commented on John Gayer's blog post the ABSURD: a mail art project - links to online catalogue
"Finally a catalogue that I actually want to consult."
Jul 4

Profile Information

Mail-Artist since:
2010 (or maybe 1983)
My Website (without http://):
http://postboxtomailboxnoplainart.blogspot.com/2020/07/links-to-all...
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
Its sense of freedom, humour and all the interestingly strange ways mail artists explore the mundane.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
On hiatus until further notice
4johngayer@gmail.com

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At 11:46pm on June 1, 2019, Carmela Rizzuto said…

Thanks for the info on marker art process.

At 10:16pm on March 1, 2019, Ilya Semenenko-Basin said…

I liked your flooring material. I extracted this material from the postal envelope. Something sprouted on it !!!

At 12:56pm on January 15, 2019, Bruno Cassaglia said…

Arrivata!!!!  bellissima!!!1  ti abbraccio. b  W LA MAIL ART W IUOMA!!!!!1

At 12:13am on December 19, 2018, Norma Soulet said…

Hi John,

Hope you are doing well.

So happy my Fabric Fragment arrived and you like it.

Until next time,

Norma

At 7:51pm on November 23, 2018, Ilya Semenenko-Basin said…

Hello John,

 

I sent you a collage to the specified address.

At 12:12pm on November 1, 2018, Bruno Cassaglia said…

Ciao John ti ho inviato una Mail Art... un abbraccio W LA MAIL ART!!!!

At 4:50pm on July 19, 2018, carl baker said…

thanks john,

theres nothing on the iuoma projects page.

At 10:12pm on February 6, 2018, Gen Harrison said…

Why thank you kind sir...

At 2:08am on February 3, 2018, emily louise said…

Thanks for the greetings.  I'm very new to IUOMA and am just starting to explore the website. greeting back from Eureka, California

At 3:16pm on February 2, 2018, em scheer said…

thanks for the greetings and all the best to Helsinki!

John Gayer's Blog

A mail art Renaissance?

Posted on May 6, 2020 at 8:17pm 2 Comments

So says The Art Newspaper in the article "A mail art renaissance is growing in the US—just as the postal service struggles to survive" that was posted on the 5th of May 2020. Read all about it here: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/today-in-the-mail-art-made-for-you

‘the ABSURD’ resides within the normal and outside it

Posted on February 26, 2020 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Here are a few of the submissions received for 'the ABSURD'. More of what was received can be viewed on the blog:https://postboxtomailboxnoplainart.blogspot.com/

Daniel de Cullá

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