Latest arrivals :-) - I have printed more to send out if anyone would like a set (one to keep and one to return altered). A reminder - I took photographs of desk tops in the art department. They are abstract paintings, made on the move, without guile and unbeknown to the creators.
From Marcel Peral (Argentina)
From Lauriana Glenny (South Africa) - beautiful acetate overlays with thick bituseal
From Pretty Lily (USA) - Sue returned all four - NOT that I'm complaining! The alterations are subtile and completely complimentary.
From Vittore Barone (Italy) - The World is but canvas to the imagination - YES YES YES!!! A bridge over troubled waters :-) X
From Helen Amyes (Australia) - after the DeskTops are scrubbed with bleach and reworked, they STILL maintain a quiet beauty. Helen reworked and reprinted the photo's - beautiful! They're YELLING at me to work on them! - That OK Helen??? Faded but o-so-dramiatic - many thanks :-) X
From Edward Schaefer (USA) - Edward made the most beautiful ZALOP stamps from the Desktop Images - I have included the desktop image so you can see the size - they are fantastic Edward - many thanks :-)
And then a collage - the hunter and the mounted?
From Natalya Korolkova (Russia)
From Boss Ruud - directly from the IUOMA H.Q. :-)
Note accompanying this wonderful work from liketelevisionsnow:
I’ve sent to you two collages that were made from the photo’s you sent me. The first is a portrait of the Russian mystic Rasputin I made with the photo that looks like cuts made on a wooden surface. The other collage is “Tilt Too”. In both collages I scanned your photographs – Hope you enjoy these efforts of mine.
Enjoy??? They are WONDERFUL – thanks so much liketelevisionsnow – for my first mail art ever from you I couldn’t be more chuffed – many thanks :-) X
From Lisa – Skybridge Studio – first – “From the Oldfield Springs … a fresh crop… and the bottom image is an intimately, intensely working over of the abstract – both wonderful – MANY thanks too Lisa.
From Zefi Athanasopoulou (Greece) – ok – wow – how is the delicateness of the cutting in the first image which reveals (to me) a person in flight in a surreal landscape – fleeing perhaps from the smoke breathing bird below?
From Giovanni Bonanno (Italy) - wonderful collages overrun with ants - great take on the food spills also usually left behind :-). Giovanni cut up the actual photos, sending them back as combined collages.
I've been in such a pickle over this because the work done on the DeskTop photographs has been amazing - and I think everyone should get to see it - So, here I go - a few at a time :-) - I'm working a bit backwards - what has come in last is up first. There are MANY left undocumented still - THANK YOU!!! I have also documented everything on http://cherylpenn.com/wpb/
First off - John Bennett (USA) - just because he's a FAV and I can SEE him making poetry in these pieces.
A VERY interesting combination from J F Chapelle (France) using Gainsborough images. The juxtaposition of just TWO collage elements is amazing. I get the FEEL of the wooden ship and the laden sky. As J F Chapelle says - a successful marriage of modern and old.
Yip - I'm sneaking this in - just because - well - it lets De Villo off the hook again :-) - I'm always on about Fluxus - and again J F Chapelle opens other doorways for my understanding to march through :-) X
From E - France - these came in the post AS IS! Just mailed photographs - unscathed :-) - Impressed am I!
AND these - the first E used in his Asemics # 5 work (I see that as a development of syntax), and the latter is his take on Ruuds Fluxus word ZALOP - yes, I'm Hi-Jacking my own blog would you believe it! BUT the 'mailman' is VERY fond of The Ambassadors envelopes and I don't get too many of them - he obviously has good taste!
From Marie Wintzer - Japan - how text slides in and out of an image - we traditionally use text to inform an image - here it pierces through to create different meaning. DeskTops ARE supposed to be where we press to write Text?
David enlarged his DeskTop photograph to desktop size. This is a large digital print of a manipulated image. Its quite spooky really - like a perfect Rochdale blot.
From Diane Keyes - (USA) - Diane sent me all four back - lucky me :-) - looks like REAL fire, but no trace of burning? Oven done? Its very effective.
Bifidus Jones (USA) - his Mesopotamians (?) march through the abstract , each looking over their shoulders.
From Svenja Wahl (Germany) - remember when YOU sat at a desk and nursed a broken heart/had a story to tell? - Svenja renamed these Desk Side Stories :-) - I remember being left sugar-sticks by a shy boy - very sweet :-))X
From Alicia Starr (USA) - added texture brings the images closer to a desk top reality.
From Katerina Nikoltsou (Greece) - like seeing things in the clouds :-)
From Susanna Lakner (Germany) - in her very recognizable, sophisticated style :-)