Received from Marie Wintzer, Japan--Views of Hiroshima

Today Marie shares renderings of what she sees from the house there in Hiroshima. These little snippets could be from any century--a timeless, basic way of life, living off the ocean. Wabi Sabi for sure. The red stamp is great too. A simply charming piece of mail art. Arigato, Marie.

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Comment by cheryl penn on March 31, 2011 at 3:30am
Marie :-)  a cherry blossom in bloom all year round xx
Comment by Bifidus Jones on March 31, 2011 at 1:29am
Yeah, Marie is a mixed media guru, but given the circumstances which placed her in Hiroshima without art supplies, and the fact she didn't ignore the artist in her, I think this piece will always be a favorite from her. The fact that she illustrated such peaceful little scenes while other parts of Japan are in shambles is extraordinary.
Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 31, 2011 at 1:17am
This shows the power and range of mail-art. We all HOPE to be safe and secure in homes and studios. But art is still made under the most difficult conditions, without all the materials you take for granted, and under terrible circumstances. And it records an important part of human experience. It makes me think of Kiera Pannell doing her mail-art in train stations, exhausted, in the dead of night. This is definitely a classic in its own right, wow.
Comment by Marie Wintzer on March 31, 2011 at 1:03am
I'm glad you got it, Bifidus, and the pencil was not totally erased on the way. It was pretty much an emergency postcard :-)

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