Mail-art by IUOMA member Chris “Mudhead” Reynolds (Payson, Arizona, USA)
December 1, 2014 - Mudhead fans know that our hero (Chris Reynolds) has abandoned the aether, gone off the grid and retreated into the Arizona desert. He has remained true to this pledge for several months now. Mudhead announced his departure from the digital realm in a wonderful, philosophical treatise released on the wake of the phenom success of his Seers zine. Here is a link to the Seers zine blog from August, 2014:
Indeed, the Seers concept amounts to a movement in the arts; and I am definitely a believer. Despite the self-imposed exile, Mudhead still communicates via mail-art. I am totally awed by this work he sent me in response to a sheaf of my vispo. The “Seer Specs” are FAB!
Readers are left to form their own interpretations of the “Seer Specs.” Those are pennies suspended on the lenses, if you can't tell. The specs came in a bag:
The letters D-N-R repeat throughout this mail-art package. Possible meanings range from Department of Natural Resources to Do Not Resuscitate with a lot in between.
Very cryptic! Some of Mudhead’s distinctive drawing was included too:
These gorgeous visual meanderings have a definite street art quality. Asemic writing is present as well.
Some fascinating talismans were at the bottom of the envelope:
The envelope is terrific as well:
And the reverse:
I am proud to report I have been a Mudhead fan for approaching five years. Only in the last year have I been able to work up the courage to send him mail, and it has been a great experience. Is it lonely out there in the desert with this exile thing going on? IUOMA friends might want to drop Chris Reynolds a line. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
1304 North Beeline Highway #29
Payson, Arizona, USA 85541
Bonus Seer Spec Scan Reject: