Thom Courcelle's Blog – October 2016 Archive (4)

Allison Baker Sends Something "Fishy"

Riddle: What has scales, is weighed on a scale, and on a scale of one-to-ten ranks as a twelve?

Why that would be Allison Baker's first mail art piece to me! Allison didn't hold back at all in testing the limitations of the post office's mailing parameters for dimension, size, or shape. This fishy-shaped…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on October 16, 2016 at 8:20pm — 1 Comment

Fancy "Window" Mail Art from Margreet Beemsterboer

A most unusual piece of mail art arrived recently from the Netherlands...

Although the envelope is constructed with a traditional "sealing flap" (see picture directly above), there were instructions on the…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on October 16, 2016 at 7:55pm — 3 Comments

The Nothingists: First to Raise the Bricks of Insurrection

Mike Dyart sends some "Esoteric Art" that contains a history of the Nothingists—extremists countering the no less extreme demands of the Everythingists...

This is the history of Russian Dadaists (supposedly). Mike's quasi-serious history of a geo-political art history is illustrated with an empty landscape of formerly swaying corn-stalked field…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on October 16, 2016 at 7:34pm — 1 Comment

Cornucopia of Postcards: Jan Hodgkin, Ian C. Dengler, Mikel Untzilla, Matthew Stolte

Mail Art postcards galore...

Above, Jan Hodgkin, Washington State, USA

Ian C. Dengler, Texas USA, shares some humorous artistamp postage... A closer look:…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on October 16, 2016 at 7:07pm — No Comments

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