September 2010 Blog Posts (114)

INSTRUCTIONS for The Crimson Giant and The Tower of Babel

The Crimson Giant and The Tower of Babel

Dear Fellow Collaborators,

This project we are embarking on is an organic process. Please do not stress about time limits, the use of a particular style etc. The greatness of this work is going to be the diversity of voices, the differing methodologies and artistic styles and the diverse interpretations of the

title. The broad idea behind the book is the…


Added by cheryl penn on September 30, 2010 at 4:28pm — 6 Comments

Received: Text/ural mail-art from Marie Wintzer (Saitama, Japan)

September 29, 2010 - A long-anticipated piece of mail-art arrived in New York from Marie Wintzer about a week ago. I follow Marie's blog and have seen her postings here at the IUOMA, so I knew what I was getting. But nothing really substitutes for the original work itself. The central, post-card size image (above) is rich with layering, text/ure, and is made meticulously (remember… Continue

Added by De Villo Sloan on September 30, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Mailart and Me - A mailart call for a show and mailart lecture on October 12th

Mailart. It's changed my whole life. Since discovering it, nearly 2 years ago, I can honestly say that mailart has heavily changed my life. Whereas before I discovered mailart, I was a science and technology person with a passing interest in art, I can now say I am an artist. Mailart has done this.

For me, art lessons at school were always a nightmare. I couldn't draw to save my life and I wasn't raised in an artistic family where images and sounds were valued. I could…

Added by andytgeezer on September 30, 2010 at 12:32am — 11 Comments

Rosa Gravino received from Ted Moss

Added by Rosa Gravino on September 29, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Rosa Gravino received from Laura Sherrill Ligon

Added by Rosa Gravino on September 29, 2010 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Rosa Gravino received from Alejandro Thornton

Added by Rosa Gravino on September 29, 2010 at 7:10pm — No Comments

The "Odori", a Dramatic Dance in Old Time Costume - from RCBz

More art from RCBz today. Receiving postcards from your friends is always uplifting, but receiving mail art from a mystery person takes it to a whole different level doesn't it? Nearly gives me chills :-)

This is a great collage, featuring various japanese characters, traditional and modern. They all seem to be part of a dance "odori" performance on stage, a traditional tatami room (love the way the head of the rocker guy pops… Continue

Added by Marie Wintzer on September 29, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Received: Mail-art from Fluxus artist JF CHAPELLE (Bordeaux Cedex, France)

September 28, 2010 - JF CHAPELLE sent me the piece above, which was included in an envelope that also contained a postcard you can see scanned further below. First the documentation for the entire piece. This past July I mailed the item pictured below to JF (photo courtesy of JF from his IUOMA portfolio). It consists of the plastic arm of a Barbie doll from Walmart, a… Continue

Added by De Villo Sloan on September 29, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Received by Dosankodebbie

Thanks Deborah!!!

Added by Kathy De Wit on September 29, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

''Nthabiseng Tshabalala the African voice''

This a call from the souls of Africans and all the black people across the globe that believe in Education as weapon of destroying poverty.This Mail Art Project is to honour the brave African warrior that paints the picture of Education to the World leaders.

This is a revolution mail art project to the great Africa and this is a call… Continue

Added by tunde dike on September 28, 2010 at 2:44pm — 2 Comments

Received: Part I of Mail-art prints from Brent Leopold (Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA)

September 28, 2010 - In the expansive global community of mail-art, Brent Leopold and I are neighbors. I received one of my first pieces of mail-art as an IUOMA member from Brent. More recently, I saw some of his new prints posted on gail d whitter's blog (she's in Canada and a very interesting veteran of the legendary Vancouver poetry scene in addition to being a mail-artist). gail… Continue

Added by De Villo Sloan on September 28, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Received: Cryptic post card from unknown mail artist (St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA)

September 27, 2010: A second installment of mail art arrived from my unknown correspondent in Minnesota. I've been waiting for an opportunity to say some small thing about cryptic mail-art (yes, I've joined the hyphen camp), as I think it is fairly unique to what we do and a definite part of any mail-art history I know. I only know a very small part of it compared to others here. I go first to Webster's…


Added by De Villo Sloan on September 28, 2010 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

From Cecil Touchon

Received this ink sketch from British artist Cecil Touchon today. Thanks, Cecil!

Added by liketelevisionsnow on September 27, 2010 at 9:04pm — 3 Comments

Received: Mail-art and stamps from Sherri Ayers (Corona, California, USA)

September 25, 2010 - Like a number of other IUOMA friends, I'm working through and taking time to appreciate just a phenomenal wave of mail-art arriving. I received my first envelope from Sherri Ayers. In addition, to her art she included a very nice hand-written message and an invitation to participate in a mail-art poetry show. Sherri sends paint swatches. You compose poems based… Continue

Added by De Villo Sloan on September 27, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A Blog Post for Bifidus Jones by Cheryl Penn The Backbone of the World

Mail Art received 22nd October 2010

I received one of Bifidus' beautifully quiet but intense collages as a contribution to The World is a Town Project. It is so well made it survived the journey to Africa with narry a scratch. Bifidus, it is beautifully integrated - anatomical text with mapping - the text and linear elements of the map and spine drawing are seamless.

I was going to call it - Is The World Spineless, but… Continue

Added by cheryl penn on September 27, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Two Big Daddy Tshirt now for sale!

The Two Big Daddy TShirt with the image of the Two Big Daddy drawn by Yannick Dangin Leconte is now available for sale @ $14.50US. Send me a message to get details on how you can purchase one. The image is from the cover of our recently published book, "My Public and Concrete Alibi".

Added by liketelevisionsnow on September 27, 2010 at 12:50pm — No Comments

A person's a person, no matter how small - from Deborah Davidson

A great piece of etegami arrived from Hokkaido yesterday. "A person's a person" is part of the oil spill series and pictures plankton swimming amongst blotches of oil. I'm very fond of Deborah's work, and I will proudly add this card to my growing collection, thanks dosankodebbie!

Added by Marie Wintzer on September 27, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

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