GOTIJ Rubber Bands from Dean Marks in Paris, France!

This cannot be easy. Dean collected multi-colored rubber bands...and then, "wove" them to create a great happy haptic mail art piece. A joy to the eye and to the touch, and plink-plinck...music to the ears, too!

I can use it as a harp and wander the idlylic Greek forests...strumming odes to the gods and goddesses...

The cardboard base is 20 x 25 cm or 8 x 10 inches...not small, AND arrived just like that, safe and sound, not one rubber band snapped in the mail!

Now I have a Rubber Band! thank you, Dean1 xx

(And I'll get back to ya all about those 158 verses of the POEM, from which a few verses where adapted for the Greek national anthem)

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Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on November 28, 2011 at 8:07pm

OH yes, I remember Snap, Crackle and POP.  Now there is a theme for you.  You Go Girls!

Comment by DKULT on November 28, 2011 at 8:01pm

This is cool Dean! Don't know how I missed seeing this. It makes me tense though waiting for those rubberbands to snap. 

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on November 28, 2011 at 7:58pm

Really amazing if I can say something about my own work.  Even the corner rubberbands are still there.  I think that they are all there.  Yes, the stamp is great.  The lady at the post office would only sell me 10 at a time, so I had to go around to different post offices, until I found a nice lady that said; "You can have as many as you want."  I bought 30!  November 5-11 we just had the world championship of weight liffting in Paris.  I didn't go to see it.  Too heavy for me!

PS weaving rubberbands was easier than that sand paper.  My finger prints still haven't come back yet!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 28, 2011 at 7:34pm

Back side of rubberband band...a great image, not to forget our "PANTEBOY" in Paris!

Oh, that's Greek for the French word: (go ahead, you people know some Greek by now, sound it out,

remember P = R ...NT = D....B = V)

Valentine Mark Herman once thought that Dean only attached 30 euro cents worth of stamps on such masterpieces. But the secret is in the HUGE postage stamp, or that is to say, the combo of circular French postage stamps in the Big Picture: 60 cents + 89 cents + 10 cents +10 cents +10cents + 1 cent = 1.80

That's about right for a large "postcard" from France!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 28, 2011 at 7:25pm

Dean has attempted many a rubberband weave...but he has reached the height of success with this one!

Imagine how many postal clerks had fun with this? Maybe a few rubber bands are missing???

The Greek postal clerks would never allow me to send anything like this "open", it would

have to be in a plain manila envelope..."no distracting" stamps or images, either....

just the address lady, just the address!

 

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on November 28, 2011 at 7:07pm

Plunka plunk plunk - Dean does it again. I'm positive that if tried to send something like that a) my postal clerk woundn't accept it or b) is she/he did, it wouldn't arrive intact. amazing.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 28, 2011 at 6:32pm

"The Greek national anthem, the “Hymn to Liberty”, is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest national anthem in the world, at 158 stanzas of rhymed eight and seven syllable trochaic verses. However, only the first couple of stanzas are sung. The hymn was composed by Greece’s national poet, Dionysios Solomos in 1823, two years after the launching of the Greek War of Independence, and was put to music by his friend and distinguished musician from the island of Kerkyra, Nikolaos Mantzaros in 1828. "

...only the first two verses are sung !

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