In the Shadow of a Feather

(visual poetry by Cheryl Penn)

YOU are invited to contribute your VISUAL POETRY to a new COLLABORATIVE MAIL-ART BOOK PROJECT coordinated by Cheryl Penn (South Africa) and De Villo Sloan (USA) at the IUOMA.




Maximum number of participants: 30

PROJECT COMPLETED: Last week of February (2012)


Theme: Create a visual poem or series of visual poems that are an homage or tribute to YOUR FAVORITE VISUAL ARTIST (sculptor, painter, collage artist – perhaps even another visual poet)


If you are not a member of the Collaborative Book group, please join if you want to contribute to the book. Leave a message in the comment stream expressing your interest in participating in the project.


FURTHER INFORMATION: Specifics about the project will be posted in the new group.



Victoria Barvenko (Russia)

Richard Canard (USA)

Alfonso Filieri (Italy)

Rebecca Guyver (Britain)


Diane Keys (USA)

Susan Mortimer (Britain)

Katerina Nikoltsou (Greece)

Cheryl Penn (South Africa)

Bernd Reichert (Belgium)

De Villo Sloan (Introduction) (USA)

Matthew Stolte (USA)

Guido Vermeulen (Belgium)

Cleveland Wall (USA)

Janine Weiss-Vuille (Switzerland)





John M. Bennett (USA)

CT Chew (USA)

Angie Cope & Snooker the Amazing Mail-Art Dog (USA)

E (France)

Rosa Gravino (Argentina)

Samuel Montalvetti (Argentina)

Marcela Peral (USA)

Cheryl Penn (South Africa)

Svetlana Pesetskaya (Russia)

arao salamat (Philippines)

De Villo Sloan (Introduction) (USA)

Tic Tac (Germany)

Svenja Wahl (Germany)

New members

Cathey R. Bayless (Oakland, California, USA)

 WAITING LIST: We encourage people who want to participate to add your name, even after we reach the 20 mark. Experience shows that the line-up is "in flux" at the beginning.

The book page format will be the same as for the Asemic collaborations (1-3) - 2 sheets folded A4 - ie 8 sides. You will need to make 20 copies and post to each person on the list - the addresses will be added to this discussion once we have got confirmation from all the participants. Again - these collaborations only work if everyone commits and endures! 

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Sure, I got a favorite artist...(at least, I did 15 minutes ago)...& perhaps I would  like to participate in this  "collaborative" project...but does it mean I gotta do a whole book?... (Well, I don't know...) or just a page??...Due date? ...Size of page?...How many pages?...Coffee, tea, or milk??? BYOB?? Nudity?  Condiments?

keep some lines for me

I hope I have this correct so far:

Janine Weiss (Switzeland)

 Sue Mortimer (Britain)

Lorraine Kwan (Canada)

Susan Mortimer (UK)

Skybridge Studios (USA)

yves maraux (France)

Richard Cannard (USA)

Diane Keys (USA)

Katerina Nikoltsou (Greece)

TicTac (German)

Angie and Snooky (USA)

Sue Mortimer (Britain)

Lorraine Kwan (Canada)

Marie Wintzer (Japan)

Matthew Stolte

Cheryl Penn (SA)


The page format will be the same as for Asemics 1 - 3. Two sheets A4 Folded in half giving 8 sides. You will need to make twenty copies and post one to each of the artists collaborating in this venture.  Please note again - these projects only work if everyone COMMITS and remains committed. Please think carefully before we make the final list. We will call for confirmation again once 20 people have put their names down. Many thanks.

Thanks CP-SA, I've attempted to establish an "official list" in the main part of the thread. 

This is great! We have old friends from the asemics campaign as well as some artists whose abilities are known and their contributions should be very interesting, to say the least. And, of course, we always like the folks who might not have all the experience & accolades but are ready to jump in. Trial by fire, or however the expression goes.

Yes, favorite artists? Given the line-up, I can't wait to see.

Katerina, I would, maybe, discourage people doing homages to themselves? But whatever.

Welcome Victoria Barvenko (Russia)

Thanks)) my address:
Victoria Barvenko
Petrovskаyа st., 15, sq. 129
Taganrog, Rostov region
Russia 347922

Svetlana Pesetskaya )))Rostov aria city Taganrog street Frunze 61 ap/15 Russia 347900))

Welcome Svetlana!

GRAZIE  projekt FRIEND  De Villo Sloan and Cheryl Penn !!!!

KDJ, it looks like you are in on the top list. We have not yet hit 20.

At this point, now that the initial rush is over, I encourage you to make sure you've read how the collaborative book process works. It does involve some work. We completely understand if people reconsider.

We're taking another break. Please posting comments as needed.

I would love to do this. Confirmation will depend on the deadline, which I don't see anywhere yet--but will keep looking.




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