Bifidus Jones's Blog – January 2011 Archive (11)

Spilled Guts from Erni Bär, Germany--Art, Literature, and a Dental Hygiene Device

When a package shows up with Erni waving, the cover of Beat Generation author Jack Kerouac's book, and a tooth brush taped to one side,  you know that package is going to contain some old school rock star stuff.…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on January 27, 2011 at 8:06pm — 5 Comments

Blossomed from Diane Keys, USA--Premium Lemons and a Trig Table

Diane's combination of scrap text, stamps, and a sewn-on button make this mail art a great, tactile piece. The woman covering her eyes may be contributing to the Haptic theme that sense of touch is just as important as sense of sight. On the address side I've been… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on January 26, 2011 at 2:43pm — 1 Comment

Received from Deborah Davidson, Japan--Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit Etegami Style

Deborah's etegami is always a treat to receive. Etegami means picture letter in Japanese. It's a traditional yet informal, freestyle method of mail correspondence among friends that has been going on for ages--before mail art got labeled as a movement outta New York. The key element of etegami is that the image and message be sincere. Thanks for the New Year wishes, Debbie. Great… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on January 23, 2011 at 2:13am — 1 Comment

Received from Valentin Dolgov, Russia--tribute to Yuri Gagarin

Valentin's admiration for Gagarin's accomplishment is evident in this terrific mail art ensemble. Gagarin was the first person to journey in space… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on January 22, 2011 at 5:48pm — 3 Comments

Received from Karen Champlin, USA--Creative Expressions and Cozy Spaces

Art Nation's Wonder Woman has done it again. Her body of work speaks, is unique and archaic at the same time. Great photo of the boy and the dog. Life itself can get a little too surreal sometimes, but Karen's work offers calm. I like that. Gracias,… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on January 22, 2011 at 12:23am — 1 Comment

Received from Ahmet Demir, Turkey--holiday envelope

Thank you, Ahmet!

Added by Bifidus Jones on January 19, 2011 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Cooked up by Erni Bär, Germany--Spoonful of Pink Beaver (for recipe call: 0171-31544)

Ideal, indeed. Inside the main envelope were three smaller packages:…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on January 18, 2011 at 7:34pm — 2 Comments

Chucked through the atmosphere by Jon Foster, USA--The Blue Planet

The tape n peel technique continues in this nifty mail art by Jon. He used an old NASA post card whose title and description lends a cosmic tone to this piece. I like the text and the muscles melded in there, and not a speck of blue to be seen. Gracias…

Added by Bifidus Jones on January 5, 2011 at 6:03pm — 3 Comments

Received from JF Chapelle, France--Fluxus Map

De Villo Sloan blogged extensively about this piece but I thought I'd post it again because I like the wit and the concept so much. Merci beaucoup Monsieur…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on January 3, 2011 at 3:29pm — 1 Comment

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