Received April 25, 2019...

Here's a one of a kind piece of mail art. It comes from Devin Juarez, Rio Grande City, TX.

Contents of the envelope from the mysterious Devin Juarez.

I was not familiar with the sender's name, but I assumed it was another IUOMA-ning member. A quick search of the site told me I was wrong. A Facebook and Google search followed, but I didn't get any closer to solving the mystery. I found a handful of people with the name Devin Juarez - people of different genders. I recently sent mail to my Devin Juarez, so I hope further communication will enlighten me.

It didn't take me long to figure out what to do with the contents of the envelope.

The mail art arrived in a legal size envelope. My initial thought was, "What in the world is this?" It didn't take long to figure it out.

Now that I have it all set up, the 'blue person' is ready for an adventure.

When the metal wire is rotated, it begins to walk (looks like pedalling motion).

What a clever and fun handmade device...movable mail art, for the lack of a better term. To make the blue person 'walk,' all one needs to do is rotate the metal wire.

The 'built-in' background scene is that of a penguin at sea. Devin included two additional backgrounds - for a change of scenery, of course!

In order for it to stand, the blue person has a pink tab on back, which is affixed to the scenery.

Mail like this is what keeps me excited about correspondence art. I never know what I'm going to get!

​A big thank you to Devin Juarez, whoever you are!

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Comment by Robin Jeree on July 16, 2019 at 3:18am

This is amazing, I LOVE it!

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