I have a side project where I cast small plaster skulls, number them, and leave them in random spots around the city for people to find. It's not Mail Art of course, it's more like Street Art....but I prefer to think of it as Guerrilla Art.

(Ssshhh, don't tell anyone)

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Comment by CtlAltDel on October 6, 2023 at 6:34am

A funny thing happened on my way to an exhibition. 

Among the works on display (including three lovely pieces by the Philadelphia Wireman) there was a large sculpture of found objects. Included in the sculpture was one of the white skulls that I've been secretly leaving all around the city for people to discover! So of course it was only natural that I added another little skull to the sculpture. I hope the artist and gallery find it amusing.

Comment by CtlAltDel on February 23, 2023 at 8:33am

Yes, in a previous life I coordinated a few community projects that used disposable cameras.

Comment by William M on February 23, 2023 at 7:54am

how fun! it's not the same thing but reminds me of people leaving a disposable camera in a public place and asking people to shoot pictures with it and then either return the camera or it sometimes was left in one location for multiple people to take pictures with and then it'd be picked up at a future date. there was also a version of this where a disposable camera was sandwiched between cardboard(so it could still be used) and sent through the post asking anyone who came into contact(ie postal employees) with it to snap a shot or two - which they did.

Comment by CtlAltDel on February 23, 2023 at 7:30am

They're numbered: Humano 001 / Humano 002 etc and have the word 'Constantinople' (which was the name of the FB site). But the next iteration might have a QR code that takes people to the (new) site where I'll post all the pics. 

Comment by Monster A GoGo on February 23, 2023 at 7:19am

Fun! Fun! Fun!!!! Just numbers? No cryptic messages? I dig it. Another cool idea.

Comment by CtlAltDel on February 23, 2023 at 5:09am

I thought you'd appreciate it, Maxima Strange ;) . I had a FB account where I posted all the photos of the places I'd hidden the skulls but it was taken down for some unknown reason. I'll have to restart it, maybe on Insta. 

Comment by Maxima Strange on February 23, 2023 at 3:44am

That is fantastic! 

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