February 15, 2011 - One of my earliest IUOMA friends, Brent Leopold, sent me a new round of mail-art that includes the image above of a spray paint can (or is it a cell phone?). This pop-art nod is a great emblem for street art, which so naturally finds its way into the mail-art network. Brent and I are both in the Northeastern United States where graffiti and street art are overlain across gritty urban exteriors you encounter like a real-life visual poem. Moving further west, Detroit - from some amazing photos I've seen recently - is becoming just one giant street painting.
Brent's spray paint can might very well be a suggestion we find what inspiration we can in street art. (Might as well paint "The New Reality" with "toxic derivatives" provided by the same corporations that gave us this nightmare in the first place.) He also sent along some of his signature prints. I am always interested to see how that work is evolving:
Brent always sends a note, and he has something going on with a Google profile that probably has more information about his work. I need to take a look too. Brent has been sending some messages about a magazine project he is starting as well as other work, and it is great to have him in the network:
Stepping into a different role is cramps Taurus but if you are Pisces you will meet a Virgo who knows a Gemini who turns out to be pretty tame material. Why did you cross this one out Snooker? Very strange; today's prediction has been crossed out with blue ink. Lucky numbers: 43, 48 (other #s for today were crossed out so these must be special)
Mail-art Color for the Day: Peach
Mail-art Word for the Day: Gestalt
Mail-art Typo of the Day: IU OM JA (IUOMA - mantra? - jai guru dev or rasta? ja?)
Mail-art Contest: Who has the worst scanner? Mine is a real contender.