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Asemic Readymade by Nancy Bell Scott (South Portland, Maine, USA)

Asemics by IUOMA member Nancy Bell Scott (South Portland, Maine, USA)

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 25, 2019 at 5:21am — 1 Comment

Asemic Readymades by Richard Canard (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)

Readymade asemic poetry by IUOMA member Richard Canard…
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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 23, 2019 at 4:17am — 9 Comments

"Like A Leper Messiah": dsfcult responds (Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)

 

Mail art by IUOMA  member DSF (Dopesick San Francisco) (Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)

 

May 21, 2019 - I am proud to be the first blogger to report on the rise of #dsfcult in the wake of DKult and other strange quasi-spiritual entities that arise in the Eternal Network as part of some mysterious cycle we…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 22, 2019 at 6:01am — No Comments

Richard Canard Add & Pass Scans (I Stole from Amy Irwen)

IUOMA member Richard Canard Carbondale Fluxus Add & Pass (Photo by Amy Irwen, Minnesota, USA)

April 18, 2019 - I have never seen nor heard of Richard Canard initiating an add & pass sheet let alone one mentioning Fluxus. So I was surprised when I saw these images turn up on FB thanks to Amy Irwen. I just…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on April 19, 2019 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Retrospective-In-A-Bag by Jayne Lyons (Lakeville, Minnesota, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Jayne Lyons (Lakeville, Minnesota, USA)

 

April 18, 2019 - Recently Jayne Lyons celebrated her first year in the Eternal Network. This was, in my estimation, a cause for celebration indeed because Jayne Lyons (along with a group of new artists) is emerging as an engaging “mail art persona” & sharing art that crosses a wide spectrum & appeals to many friends.

The significance of one year in the network…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on April 19, 2019 at 3:43am — 4 Comments

Collage by Thea Hollister (Seattle, Washington, USA)

 

Mail art by IUOMA member Thea Hollister (Seattle, Washington, USA)

April 16, 2019 - I am thrilled to have received two solid, oblong & suitably cryptic pieces of mail art collage from Thea Hollister. She also makes excellent use of the envelope. 

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Added by De Villo Sloan on April 17, 2019 at 3:10am — 1 Comment

Asemic Art by Linda Rogers (Toronto, Canada)

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Added by De Villo Sloan on April 11, 2019 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Lost Legend Found: Meta-Trashpo by Thom Courcelle (Rutland, Vermont, USA)

 

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Mail art by IUOMA member Thom Courcelle (Rutland, Vermont, USA)

 

April 9, 2019 - I am thrilled to see art by Thom Courcelle circulating in the Eternal Network again after a lengthy absence. I am even more thrilled that some of his wonderful work found its way to me.

I believe Thom Courcelle is a wonderfully inventive & talented artist generally. He is also one who has…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on April 10, 2019 at 3:50am — 1 Comment

Roots Trashpo by Klaus Pinter (Vienna, Austria)

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Mail art by Klaus Pinter (Vienna, Austria)

 

April 2, 2019 - Klaus Pinter in Austria sent me – by chance or design I know not which – an incredible example of “Old School” Trashpo that has been such an Eternal Network fave for approaching a decade.

I do not know Klaus Pinter from anywhere along “the long & dusty trail” that I can recollect. It is a great pleasure to make his acquaintance now. And as I…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on April 3, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

E's Fan Club Add & Pass by John M. Bennett (USA), J.F. Chapelle (France), Miss Noma + MORE! A&P News

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E’s Fan Club add & pass by John M. Bennett (Columbus, Ohio, USA), J.F. Chapelle (Merignac) Bordeaux, France), Charles Dubay (Bordeaux, France), Christopher Masse (Bordeaux, France). Created by Miss Noma (2017).

 

March 29, 2019 - Here is a spectacular E’s Fan Club a&p that has been patiently awaiting documentation. John M. Bennett’s distinctive art graces this homage to E – Ambassador of Utopia. The French Fluxus artist J.F. Chapelle…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 30, 2019 at 3:16am — No Comments

Not Your Average Jonestown: The Rise of #dsfcult (Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member DSF (Dopesick San Francisco) (aka Michael Kelly) (Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)

 

March 27, 2019 - I could begin this entry with a pithy, allusive statement such as: “By 2020 every mail artist will have their own cult.”

But anyone who has grazed even casually in the Elysian Fields of the Mink Ranch (my other blog) knows I am a longtime DSF fan & can thus cut to…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 28, 2019 at 3:00am — No Comments

"on the oth" - A Vispo Book by Chris Wells (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

Faint Press mailing from c.r.e. wells (IUOMA member Chris Wells) (Columbus, Ohio, USA)…
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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 26, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

Mail Art Triptychs: A Retrospective by Nancy Bell Scott, Carina Granlund, Lucky Pierre, Kerri Pullo + more!

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Mail Art triptych by De Villo Sloan (NY, USA) for Karen Champlin (Illinois, USA) (circa 2013). Part of a call by Bifidus Jones (Minnesota, USA)

 

March 22, 2019 - In yesterday’s blog I mentioned the creation of mail art triptychs a few years back & promised to find some examples in the labyrinthine MinXus-Lynxus Archives. Ever true to my dear IUOMA friends, here are some examples from this interesting phase. The…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 22, 2019 at 8:11pm — 11 Comments

Triptych (+More!) by Cristina Blank (Worthsee, Germany)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Cristina Blank (Worthsee, Germany)

 

March 20, 2019 - I was thrilled to receive an envelope from old & dear mail art friend Cristina Blank in Germany. Both Cristina and her partner Jurgen Oliver Blank are wonderfully inventive & talented artists. They always lift the spirits & challenge the mind. Cristina Blank made some wonderful Trashpo and DKult-related pieces that I will not soon forget.

The…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 21, 2019 at 2:30am — No Comments

Bonniediva's "Bon-Zine" (First Edition!) (Gurnee, Illinois, USA)

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Mail art zine by IUOMA member Bonniediva (Gurnee, Illinois, USA)

 

March 19, 2019 - Resuming a theme begun in yesterday’s blog, Bonniediva is another relatively new networker who is receiving faves & raves for her unique vintage-Pop approach to art and – more recently – for her FAB Bon-Zine. Bonniediva does not need me to further her praise. In fact, I would gladly nominate her for a Hardest Working Woman in Mail Art…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 20, 2019 at 2:29am — 2 Comments

Correspondence Art by Jayne B. Lyons (Lakeville, Minnesota, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Jayne B. Lyons (Lakeville, Minnesota, USA)

March 19, 2019 - Mail art is highly praised for offering its participants a “level playing field” with equal access. Networkers are thrilled to find a receptive audience, collaborators and mutual support from like-minded friends. The notion of the artist working in obscurity and isolation is shattered in the mail art community. My view is that mail art has actually delivered…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 19, 2019 at 3:21pm — 5 Comments

"Trash Without the Po" by Vikki Johnson (Morrison, Colorado, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Vikki Johnson (Morrison, Colorado, USA)

March 12, 2019 - It’s always gratifying to see a newer mail artist – like a glorious butterfly emerging from a cocoon – begin to explore the forms, traditions & innovations unique to the Eternal Network.

So I am thrilled to share this m-a by Vikki Johnson that makes a foray into the realm of Trashpo. While Vikki demures & claims to extend only a toe into the…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 13, 2019 at 3:03am — 11 Comments

E's Fan Club A&P by Mim Golub Scalin & Others

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E’s Fan Club add & pass launched by Karen Eliot in 2017. This permutation includes work by Cecilia Bossi (Italy), Maurizio Follin (Italy), Martine Latrille (France), Walter Pennacchi (Italy), Mim Golub Scalin (USA), Mikel Untzilla (Euskadi)

 

March 11. 2019 - IUOMA friends might recall that I was designated by Karen Eliot – without consultation – global President of E’s Fan Club. To be honest, I did not need to manage another fan club.…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 12, 2019 at 2:00am — No Comments

Artist's Book by Cheryl Penn (Durban, South Africa)

Cover of Meta Poetry (a this and that guide to this and that Volume 1) by Cheryl Penn (Durban, South Africa)…
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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 9, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

"Sudoku & Paper Games" by Jean-Marc Rastorfer (Lausanne, Switzerland)

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Mail art by Jean-Marc Rastorfer (Lausanne, Switzerland)

 

March 5, 2019 - I am thrilled to have received this exceptional correspondence art from Jean-Marc Rastorfer in Switzerland (apparently not an IUOMA member).

Jean-Marc is not an artist I recall personally from anywhere along the “long dusty trail,” but I am certainly thrilled to make his acquaintance now here in the New Order of things. Apparently…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on March 6, 2019 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

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