Cardboard Quartet: Erica Durante, Jay Block, Richard Canard & Mud Head

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Mail art by IUOMA members (top) Erica Durante (Waldwick, New Jersey, USA) and Jay Block (Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA)


July 2, 2018 - This blog is a serenade to the popular postcard format in contemporary mail art and a chance operation gathering of some great mail art recently (and not so recently) received. Both Jay Block and Erica Durante are faithful postal friends who brilliantly play the postcard like a plaintive violin. Here are the reverse sides:


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Two more:


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Mail art by IUOMA members (top) Richard Canard (Carbondale, Illinois, USA) and Mud Head (aka Chris Reynolds) (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)


Let’s take a closer look at the Mud Head piece. It’s a hidden gem! (Note: Mud Head’s address has changed in the past months, so you should check with him to find out what is current.)


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Deepest thanks to Erica, Jay, King Richard and Chris!!!!

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Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on July 4, 2018 at 5:36pm

No rush at all, if ever, not to worry. Yah, the spider web, where various parts of life/art can happen to one's joy and at times fright. Like everything.

That's true, about randomness. I like how it worked here. 

Comment by De Villo Sloan on July 3, 2018 at 11:18pm

Thx NBS. BTW - getting back to AF and some of your work soon!

We need Ruud Janssen and his "Network Physics" concepts. Isn't the network a spider web where everyone is feeling (and seeing) vibrations that cause them to react and respond?

It's great when randomness adds up to something. But I guess it doesn't always.

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on July 3, 2018 at 8:30pm

This is a very interesting combination of bloggees. Kind of goes all over the (a?) map, and in a good way. Somehow they speak to each other while covering a whole lot of varied territory. Nice blog, DVS.



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