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Received: Assemblage mail-art from Karen Champlin (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

October 7, 2010 - Karen Champlin sent me a new set of her mail-art assemblages, which I appreciate very much. It just seems to me her work gets better and better. In a previous blog, I discussed at length the relation of her work to vispo. Her use of textual material becomes increasingly more diverse and complex. This piece is the first example of something I've received from her that… Continue

Added by De Villo Sloan on October 8, 2010 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Rosa Gravino received from Keith A. Buchholz

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Received: Pulp fiction mail-art from Jon Foster (Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA)



October 5, 2010 - Jon Foster from the southeastern part of the U.S. sent me this very economical or minimalist piece of mail-art that I appreciate very much. The majority of space is distressed blank cardboard. Although, as you can see faintly, there is some - what I take to be - indented store coding of the "found variety." The obscured eyes are… Continue

Added by De Villo Sloan on October 7, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Never everything - from Cheryl Penn

"I have started a series of cards where other mail artists get a bit/bite/section of a painting/drawing. These cards are intended to deal with the fact that in life we never get everything, but the bright bits we DO get can make it all worthwhile".



Those are Cheryl's words that accompany the mail I got yesterday. What can I say, what could I add to those words and this card? It's utterly brilliant, so I'm not going to say much more. Just enjoy the art. I wish these pictures… Continue

Added by Marie Wintzer on October 7, 2010 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Received: Part III Brent Leopold's mail-art prints (Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA)

October 5, 2010 - This is the final installment from the series of mail-art prints Brent Leopold in Pennsylvania sent me. In the beginning I focused on the larger prints in the collection. Some of the smaller pieces (you can't judge size well from the scans) are very interesting. Brent produced somewhere around 1,300 prints last summer. A real project would be to look through the… Continue

Added by De Villo Sloan on October 6, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

From Cheryl Penn

Beautiful work from Cheryl. My first art from her and I hope many more will come. Now I've really got to get my brain into gear and send something to her as equally amazing as…

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Added by Frank Odette on October 6, 2010 at 2:23am — 2 Comments

Orphan symmetry card - from RCBz



Quite proud to get this orphan card from RCBz today, and to close the loop of his (failed, apparently) experiment. It might be too small for you to read his explanation on the card, but basically, if I'm getting it right, RCBz has been sending the same card to several people, as part of the "Science Project", with the idea of sending back a symmetry card to each reply he would get. That sounds like a great idea to me, but… Continue

Added by Marie Wintzer on October 5, 2010 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Received: Honest mom, Simba ate Erni Bar's mail-art (Hamburg, Germany)

(Re-enactment of Simba eating Erni Bar's mail-art; no mail-art was harmed.)


October 4, 2010 - Dear Erni, I deeply appreciate that you sent me chocolate from Germany. I would advise most people not to ingest mail-art. But Erni, you are a very good IUOMA friend and fellow Dharma Bum. I had no concern…
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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 5, 2010 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

CALL for CAT ART ... http://fortheloveofcats-mailart.blogspot.com/

A few changes made on the blog...numbering and listing of contributors/artists.
There are a few new pieces that may have originated from IUOMA ...Thank you !
http://fortheloveofcats-mailart.blogspot.com/

Added by Nikki Soppelsa on October 4, 2010 at 7:47pm — 1 Comment

Received today from Yves Maraux

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Received today from Yves Maraux

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Received from Lilac Girl, USA--thank you!

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Motto yukkuri hanashite kudasai - for RCBz

Added by Marie Wintzer on October 4, 2010 at 2:41pm — No Comments

That silly rabbit thought... - from Miss James





That silly rabbit thought he couldn't burn. Well well well... Unbelievably cute doesn't mean unbelievably smart, does it? :-)

In any case, this is a fantastic envelope from the rodent lover (that sounds wrong) Miss James.



Rabbit looking at the moon.... Here in Japan the rabbit is highly symbolic, and strongly associated with the moon. I found an interesting article on the paradoxical and contradictory… Continue

Added by Marie Wintzer on October 4, 2010 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

You are here - from Kiera Pannell



My first piece of mail art from Canada. 3D, mind you!

Kiera Pannell sent me this great piece of art, a card, oh wait no, 4 cards actually, from the Museum of London. She carved out a branch with leaves in each of them, only slightly bigger every time, and superimposed them to give a sense of depth. Very cool!

The cards were then carefully sewn (stitched?) together with black thread.

On the back of the card she covered… Continue

Added by Marie Wintzer on October 4, 2010 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

Received from Angie Cope

My good friend Angie had noticed Erni's blog about my sending him a big box of paper. So she, in her kind snookie way sent me an envelope with at least a 1/2 lb of wonderful paper...etc! I LOVED IT! Yeah yeah I'm trying to declutter my studio, but an artist HAS to has a paper pile.....MANDATORY! So Thank you Angie! The scan in no way does it justice.…

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Added by Karen Champlin on October 3, 2010 at 10:15pm — 1 Comment

Received from Erni Bar

Master colorist Erni sent me this great collage from his collection. This is a 2006 piece entitled "Play Illusion". It's quite a treasure. Thanks Erni!

Added by Karen Champlin on October 3, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Wet Zones: Plants and Animals

A MA call sent by Chantal Tahiti

Added by Ti Ar Raden on October 3, 2010 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Received: Mail-art and stamp documentation sheet from Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

October 2, 2010 - Ruud Janssen, IOUMA founder and artist, is just the best in my book. With everything else he's doing, he manages to keep his mail-art flowing and respond to all kinds of requests and questions. Several weeks ago I received mail-art from him in one of his hand-painted envelopes. It included an add-and-pass sheet to gather Fluxus mail-art documentation for the TAM… Continue

Added by De Villo Sloan on October 3, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

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