Bifidus Jones's Blog – February 2011 Archive (16)

Haptic Schnaptic from Erni Bär, Germany--Remixology (or, How to Stay Fit with Donar's Sad Last Bucket, Wilhelmsburg-Style)

Title: "Pilates". A believer in the mind and body connection, German fitness guru Joseph Pilates inspires Erni's art.

Title: "Venus &…


Added by Bifidus Jones on February 28, 2011 at 5:45pm — 3 Comments

Blessed by Valentine Mark Herman, England/France--Chunky Chocolate for the (hunky male) Soul

Instead of going to church today I'm gonna stay home and eat these. The last time I ate a Yorkie was in 2006 so of course I was ecstatic to receive this special MALE ART from Val. Here's what he retrieved from Wikipedia:


"The Yorkie bar, a chunkier…


Added by Bifidus Jones on February 27, 2011 at 4:40pm — 8 Comments

Recieved from Jon Foster, USA--Found Art (where the heck is this place?)

I have the same question Jon has: Why wasn't this location identified on the card? Do any of you know where this is? And why two views? What's up with the big white stripe? The only info on the card was the printer's name so I actually googled Curteichcolor and… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on February 26, 2011 at 4:00am — 7 Comments

Invitation from Deborah Davidson, Japan--Rabbit Mail Art Call

The rabbit may mean different things to different people, but generally they are thought to bring good luck and prosperity. Here in St. Paul they multiply like there's no tomorrow and eat away the best bits of our gardens, leaving wide trails of what looks like… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on February 24, 2011 at 1:56pm — 3 Comments

Received from Lin Collette, USA--Some Good Mail

I found Lin's collage in the mailbox along with my dentist appointment reminder, making this and not the latter, indeed good mail. The snippets of map, the mult-languages, colors and textures are wonderful, and now that I've become a recent member of IUOMA's music… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on February 23, 2011 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Haptic Schnaptic from Katerina Nikoltsou, Ελληνική Δημοκρατία--A dash of Sandpo to Warm up me Lovely Old Bones

De Villo aptly identified Katerina's one-woman art movement as "Sandpo", and I cherish it, in particular because I am a Haptic Poetry member. These… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on February 23, 2011 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

Received from Lesley Magwood Fraser, South Africa--Durmail

Leslie presents a strong sense of place by focusing on a Zulu woman, which I like very much. Her sketching, stamp and collage work communicate to me… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on February 20, 2011 at 4:43pm — 3 Comments

Received from Planet Susannia, Germany--Carted Collages

These collaged post cards arrived with Susanna's Q section today. I told her, and now I'm telling everyone else,… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on February 18, 2011 at 7:06pm — 1 Comment

Wired from Marie Wintzer, Japan--Miryoku

Marie has sent a piece of Tokyo… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on February 17, 2011 at 3:06pm — 2 Comments

Brought through Customs by Valentine Mark Herman, France/England--10% Off Piercing Voucher

Valentine, recently returned from a trip to his homeland, has collected quite a stash of odds and ends as displayed in this engaging collage. It looks as if Merry ole England has morphed into the airport's Lost and Found box. I like my name on the Landing Card and… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on February 15, 2011 at 3:41pm — 6 Comments

Recebido de Sr. Cardoso, Portugal--Minimal Interiors

From the House of Paranormal Mail Art comes Eduardo's, "Minimal Interiors". He began with a photocopy of interior anatomy and added collage elements of the alphabet, the title, and images of 3-D objects. His signature red stamp contrasts nicely with the muted tone of the piece. Eduardo's mail art reminds me of Magritte's, "Treachery of Images--Ceci n'est pas une Pipe." This is…


Added by Bifidus Jones on February 14, 2011 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Received from Ka van Haasteren, Nederland--Sacred Spring

Maybe it's because I'm tired of winter, but I'm seeing clear signs of spring in this work: seeds, femininity, fertility, and by the look on the figure's face, she's thinking something hopeful. Like her previous work, Ka's precise collage straddles the line between…


Added by Bifidus Jones on February 13, 2011 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Received from Karen Champlin, Art Nation USA--For Your Eyes Only

I like the idea of this bird coming down to impart to me the wisdom she has gained from her perspective up in the sky. Sometimes it takes a "bird's-eye-view" to be objective about a situation. the marks on the left of Karen's piece are reminiscent of bird scratches in the dirt--asemic poetry, for sure. Thanks, Karen. I always enjoy finding your art in my mail… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on February 11, 2011 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Received from Coralette Damme, the Crafty Hag, USA--Sweet Tweets

Winter bird and footprints done in understated charm. Thanks,… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on February 8, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Crash Landing from Valentine Herman, France--Astrological Mail Art

Check out those boisterous and jaunty mustaches avec King George the V. Valentine's mail art is bright, multilingual, and pleasantly askew with collaged oddities. Of course, I particularly like the ram and it's good to know that Baudelaire, Goya, and Mime… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on February 7, 2011 at 12:20am — No Comments



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