Bifidus Jones's Blog – March 2011 Archive (21)

Received from Marie Wintzer, Japan--Views of Hiroshima

Today Marie shares renderings of what she sees from the house there in Hiroshima. These little snippets could be from any century--a timeless, basic way of life, living off the ocean. Wabi Sabi for sure. The red stamp is great too. A simply charming piece of mail art. Arigato,…

Added by Bifidus Jones on March 30, 2011 at 11:13pm — 4 Comments

Received from Stephanie Blake, USA--People, Scenes and Objects

I like getting mail in… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on March 29, 2011 at 3:07pm — 4 Comments

Büchersendunged from Herr Erni, Off Scene Academie Hamburg--du Magazine featuring Dieter Roth

Dieter Roth was prolific in his creativity, making poetry books, artist's books, sculptures, paintings, sound recordings, and biodegradable art. Erni has generously tracked down this 1993 issue for me which features Roth's exhibit in Switzerland:…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on March 27, 2011 at 5:35pm — 1 Comment

Received from MaryAnne, UK--Customer Satisfaction

MaryAnne's mail art reeks of imagination and charisma.The fact that she spelled out the numbers in my address cracks me up and probably made the mail man's day, too.…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on March 26, 2011 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

Trucked in by Karen Champlin, USA--Maladaptive vs. Well-Adjusted Clowns

Many people don't like clowns--maybe it's the extreme features painted on their faces, but I'm guessing it's probably because they can't predict what the clowns will do next--clown behavior is too loose, too sudden, and too impromptu, which is exactly why we need… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on March 25, 2011 at 2:09pm — 1 Comment

Received from Deborah Davidson, Japan--Happy Rabbit

I appreciate each and every piece of mail art I receive, but mail art coming from Japan seems especially precious to me right now. I like the fact that she used some cheery sunflower seed packaging for her Year of the Rabbit work. Thanks,… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on March 23, 2011 at 2:49pm — 1 Comment

Received from Diane Keys, USA--Backhand Writing

This piece is one of my favorites I have received from Diane so far. I like the muted and faded colors, images, and text. It almost looks like an old page from some bibliophile's diary.

Thank you very much,… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on March 22, 2011 at 1:36pm — 2 Comments

Recebido de Eduardo Cardoso, Portugal--Asemic Liasons

Asemic mail art has blossomed spectacularly here at IUOMA since the Asemic group came into being earlier this year. Eduardo's work is a worldscape of its own--I feel as if I've been given an ethereal map with instructions on how to get to heaven or something.…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on March 21, 2011 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Received from Jon Foster, USA--the Umbrellas

Umbrellas are of course waterproof items used to protect our heads from bad weather. Jon's mail art, created with the tape and peel technique, is covered in waterproof shipping tape, protecting all the other collage elements beneath. And then there's the postage stamps of Susan B. Anthony and Abraham Lincoln--two American figures who risked it all to protect people's rights.…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on March 20, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Push Passed by Valentine Mark Herman, France/England--Darlington Ticket with Spectators

What more can a football team hope for than to be cheered on by the Queen and her subjects (cock-a-doodle-doo!). A fun piece. Thanks,… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on March 18, 2011 at 2:07pm — 2 Comments

Received from The Crafty Hag, USA--Funky Bug

I like this stylized version a lot. It almost looks like this guy is sitting on a slice of watermelon.

Thanks,…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on March 14, 2011 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Received from Big Sky Republic, USA--Sermophilus parryii

Thanks!

Added by Bifidus Jones on March 11, 2011 at 4:59pm — 1 Comment

Received from Diane Keys, USA--Branch of the Facial Nerve

Diane works with various paper scraps individually like puzzle pieces until they connect and merge as a whole, and the finished composition becomes quite remarkable. The anatomical references and the colors of this particular piece give the impression of an abstract biology lesson--very nice.…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on March 10, 2011 at 3:42pm — 3 Comments

Received from Arttower, Germany--Ship Atlases and Old Maps

Over the weekend I received these wonderful books filled with maps:…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on March 7, 2011 at 4:08pm — 2 Comments

Received from Douglas Galloway, USA--Reso

Kaliedoscopic, psychedelic, and super fantastic--thanks, Douglas!

Added by Bifidus Jones on March 6, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Received from Laurence Roberts, UK--Pictures cannot Burn

The Joy-Slinger is back with another bold and sassy piece of mail art. From the mix of cool and warm colors, to the stingray postage stamp and groovy maple leaf, this work is in the moment and all about zest for life.

Laurence also shares a compelling quote…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on March 3, 2011 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

Received from Michalis Kotsaris, Greece--Monotype in Blue, Black, and White

There is a certain mood and atmosphere to this piece, the impression of a scene from a story told through color, shape, line, texture, and whispery-thin paper. I wish I had been there to watch it being made. I've also peeked at Michalis' website, which proves that monotype and collage possibilities are endless and that his work yields phenomenal results. …

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Added by Bifidus Jones on March 3, 2011 at 4:12am — 3 Comments

Received from mim, USA--the letter S

Mim is one of the mailart 365 participants, and even though I am not, I feel lucky to be on the receiving end from time to time. And if I hadn't had to send something out requiring a security envelope today, I probably wouldn't have noticed that mim used the inside of a security envelope as the background for this collage. S is for soldiers and security of a nation perhaps,…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on March 2, 2011 at 10:29pm — No Comments

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