I had admired Linda Faye French's series The Theory of Buttons. Each piece is subtitled, and, for me, the titles enhance the work.

Completely unexpected, The Theory of Buttons Solar, Electrical appeared in my mailbox.

Many silvered and blackened orbits, against a cosmic green and mauve firmament. With suns, planets, moons tightly held down with orange string - lightly singed propellers spinning in the void.

And on the edges, mysterious, empty half-circles. Escaped buttons, spun out of range, journeying through the expanse; emptiness left behind.

Linda, thank you for this cosmic beauty.

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Comment by FinnBadger on December 29, 2014 at 6:20pm

Thanks for all the comments on this post - thanks for sending me to the internet for a while to find all the Stones references.

Additionally, Linda's Universe of Buttons is not one-sided or flat, the reverse is just as lovely, the buttons are just smaller, more compact. Budding stars? Waiting to earn their propellers? 

I am not very good at making the reverse side of my own mail art good, so extra thanks to you, Linda, for going the extra parsec.

Comment by Linda French on December 28, 2014 at 11:27pm

Thank you for the comments. Goofy ones too, lol!  --Linda

Comment by Jay Block on December 28, 2014 at 8:38pm

Beautiful work

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on December 28, 2014 at 8:28pm

"Get yer ya yas out" -- LP -- the Stones -- Mick, "I think I bust a button on my trousers. You don't want' my trousers to fall down do you?"

That comment aside, in my opinion Yayas is the Best Ever Live Stones Album.

Even better than Stones "Between the Buttons" album...which gets me back to what this is supposed to  be about -- nice art, nice theory.

Au revoir, Mick

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 28, 2014 at 6:14pm

It's "out-of-this-world" fantastic!

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