Mail art by IUOMA member Cristina Blank (Worthsee, Germany)
March 20, 2019 - I was thrilled to receive an envelope from old & dear mail art friend Cristina Blank in Germany. Both Cristina and her partner Jurgen Oliver Blank are wonderfully inventive & talented artists. They always lift the spirits & challenge the mind. Cristina Blank made some wonderful Trashpo and DKult-related pieces that I will not soon forget.
The opening pieces might not fill the “Triptych” definition perfectly, but I think they work very nicely together. Also they remind me that a few years ago a number of mail artists were producing some truly notable triptychs (such as Karen Champlin & Marie Wintzer circa 2013). Hopefully, I will dig a group of them out of the archive & share. For now, let’s bask in the glow of Cristina Blank’s excellent mailing. An intriguing photo was included:
Mail art by Cristina Blank
Cristina Blank included this interesting talisman/amulet/haptic poem (below). At this point the meaning is indeterminate for me. But I appreciate these cryptic mailings where we are invited to engage in the process of making meaning. I enjoy object poems & found material where we transcend conventional visual art & begin to explore fully the possibilities & limitations of correspondence art & the personality of the artist with whom we are interacting.