My first thought, upon seeing this package leaning against my doorjamb was, "Geez! Probably the art supplies I've been waiting for!" I envisioned a battle to claim damages and get the supplies replaced.

Never before, had I seen anything like this!

I carefully slit the envelope open and found the following:

It was a piece of mail art from none other than the Artist in Seine, aka Dean Marks! Complete with an apology for damages from the USPS!

I checked the piece over carefully. Unless I am mistaken, the only injuries are having had the tray crushed and some of the glitter glue came loose in transit.

It is a truly punish piece, true to form. You'll note that the musician is Gary GLITTER... The glitter glue was a great touch! At the top, above the 45 is the quote, "Once discovered, you must explore..." Love it!

Not to mention the flip side:

Kudos to you, Dean! Both for the piece, which is amazing! And for thoroughly confounding the USPS!

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Comment by Lynn Radford on September 26, 2014 at 1:55pm

Thanks for sharing a before mailing pic, Dean! And the backstory! :D

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on September 19, 2014 at 7:21pm

Thank you for the blog.  Yes, I had to be careful who I sent Gary Glitter to.  I still think he is not allowed in many countries. 

I got it from a charity shop in the UK who I'm sure were happy to get rid of it.  I didn't think too hard for the theme.  Happy it arrived.

Comment by Lynn Radford on September 4, 2014 at 9:52pm

Thanks, Amy! :D

Comment by Amy Irwen on September 4, 2014 at 4:38pm
Wonderful blog Lynn!
And...nice piece Dean...
Comment by Lynn Radford on September 4, 2014 at 7:44am

"Once discovered, you must explore..." Exploration complete, not yielding the results anticipated. :/

Comment by Lynn Radford on September 4, 2014 at 7:42am

Val, thanks for reading. I knew nothing about Gary Glitter until your comment, whereby I have now read up and WOW! I agree wholeheartedly with you.

Comment by Lynn Radford on September 4, 2014 at 7:41am

Thanks, Terry! I thought it was a pretty great story, myself! :D

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on September 4, 2014 at 4:41am


(Gary Glitter is persona non grata though)

Comment by Terry Owenby on September 4, 2014 at 3:44am

Great story!

Comment by Lynn Radford on September 4, 2014 at 2:52am

Very cool, Heleen! :) Thanks for commenting and linking that in! :)


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