much less blurry always fantastic mail art from Bifidus Jones. Precise, concise, complex. haptic-very distinctive style=love it

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Comment by Bifidus Jones on March 1, 2011 at 3:31pm
:-)
Comment by DKULT on March 1, 2011 at 3:26pm
I guess it's the same as a fluxus kit=the fire purification ritual is Thurs at 9pm-BYOM (bring your own matches)
Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 1, 2011 at 3:19pm

Bifidus, I think it's great you took a structure from Yves Klein and made it something else with your own content. Thanks for explaining. DK - with the matchbox thing, I always thought Ben Vautier had the last word on that. If you mail me ashes, I'll know you are a convert:

Comment by DKULT on March 1, 2011 at 3:11pm
I like the idea of art as a meditation. It makes me think of these matchbox shrines I saw once--little portable altars
Comment by Bifidus Jones on March 1, 2011 at 4:49am

Believe it or not, I was trying to understand how Yves Klein, an eccentric avant-garde artist, could create such an exquisite, visual prayer to Saint Rita:

"...Make me and all my works invulnerable, Saint Rita of Cascia, saint of impossible and desperate cases, thank you for all the powerful, decisive, marvelous aide that you have granted me up to now...grant me your aide again and always in my art and always protect everything that I have created so that even in spite of myself it should always be of great beauty."

Yves wrote the prayer by hand and placed it in the center of the above votive. Obviously I didn't achieve anything like Klein's votive. I titled my piece, "Your Lovely Eyes, Now Bent" to acknowledge prayerful people. Years ago, I got a seat up close to Pope John Paul II during one of his masses at the Vatican. I swear his eyes were shut the whole time and I wondered then if they were shut because he was so holy or because the shear volume of incense irritated his eyes. Don't think I'll ever learn to pray like Klein or the Pope, but maybe close enough is, well, close enough.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 1, 2011 at 2:00am
This does seem different for Bifidus. I like the three images at the upper right: They make me think of Marie Wintzer's triptychs (spg?). There is just something about that time-tested form that can be very effective even when it's playful. Nice post Diane. You've gotten a lot better since you posted my vispo sideways.
Comment by Bifidus Jones on March 1, 2011 at 12:48am
Yeah, I was on my third Stella Artois when I made this

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