I have just woken myself up from a bad dream. I don't know quite what time it is but it's still dark out so I guess 'early' will do. I suffer from dreams a lot. yhis was a dandy and I have been left wondering just how many people, out there in the Eternal Network, really find mail art sustaining to the spirit and an encouragement? Or is it all just a distraction, putting off the inevitable??
I was wondering which, if you came across a Genie who could move mountains and make…Continue
It is Autumn and England is grey and damp. That's part of its charm, I suppose, but it can be a little wearing after a while; so when the postie struggles to deliver a great slab of Italian mail art he is the most popular person in my world. This week he delivered a monster. i don't think I have ever had such an envelope arrive unannounced on my doorstep and it is going to take a week or two to digest its contents.
This week I received a parcel from Roberto Formigoni.
This oddity arrived a week or so ago. I nothing of it other than, giving the recent posts about the presence of money in the mail art universe, I thought it might be of some interest. All the 'artwork' is copies; for example the 'hello Mary' collage has my name written on a label stuck over the original. The 'dedication' at the top of that sheet is also a label stuck over another name. None of it inspires me to take advantage of the offer and send money for the book but I give the…Continue
Last night I saw a picture pinned up near someone's desk.
It was a marvel. A4. There was a great spray of oil gushing up over a desert landscape. An ecological comment? Energy. The violence of a new discovery perhaps and also the excitement. How had the effect been achieved? Black ink sprayed over a semi abstract landscape? Perfect composition. The hand of an undiscovered master? I went closer - took a better look . . .
A rather poor colour photocopy of a photograph -…Continue