Bifidus Jones's Blog – June 2011 Archive (10)

Received from Umberto Basso, Italy--Some Good Luck Fluxus-Style

Umberto's Self-Portrait piece is pure visual fireworks. Thanks, my friend!

Added by Bifidus Jones on June 24, 2011 at 8:10pm — 1 Comment

Received from Snappy, Canada--Quest

Mail art from my old friend, Snappy. His stuff is bold and sassy and never fails to astonish. Snappy's work comes in a clear envelope on which he slaps some excellent artist stamps creating wonderful, visual layers. Thanks, my friend!…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on June 23, 2011 at 3:19pm — 2 Comments

Received from Lindsay Stewart, Canada--Toastmaster

Part of the 365 series, this mail art is made from an ordinary paper lunch bag turned extraordinary. The map and the stitching allude to the theme of journey, which I like a lot. And I'd like to think of that toastmaster in the middle as a great story teller. Let's… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on June 17, 2011 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

Reincarnated from Erni Bär, Germany--Dieter Roth: My life as Camenbert (the Fragrant Period)

In an effort to honor the late Dieter Roth, whose opening exhibit in the U.S. consisted of nearly 40 suitcases of rotting cheese, Erni sent me Camembert which arrived the other day. The post office shrouded it in plastic due to the stench, I imagine. I invited friends and family to the grand opening.…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on June 16, 2011 at 6:30pm — 36 Comments

Received from Roland Halbritter, Germany--Post für Otto

Ein Mail Art Projekt

I recently received this wonderful book full of a vast range of interpretations of the 19th-century figure of world affairs. The Otto von Bismarck mail art call was active for 18 months and Roland received over 900 pieces, no small response to a complex subject. Inside the front cover is an original stamp above the book number--just one way in which…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on June 13, 2011 at 3:21pm — 5 Comments

Received from Karen Champlin, Art Nation--The Nascent Conspiracy

After regularly receiving Karen's work, it is evident that handmade collage is important to her. The connection to humanity formed through her mail art, through the cardboard, the text, the stamps, the rip of map, hardware and all its irregularities, is a truly a personal treasure. Thanks,…

Added by Bifidus Jones on June 12, 2011 at 8:31pm — 2 Comments

Received from Roberto Rios, Puerto Rico--Dama #2

Roberto's mail art is the second in a series of three Damas. There's a wonderful balance to the collage which suits the beautiful woman, and I admire the elegant effect. Thank you very much, Roberto!…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on June 9, 2011 at 3:16pm — 1 Comment

Received from Thom Courcelle, USA--Good Will and Cheer

I like how the bits of tea bag wrappings spell out the word "Tea" and we all know, tea is wonderful.

Thank you very much,…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on June 6, 2011 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

Readymades from Erni Bär, Germany--Tresspass Your Mind

The mind can be a vast thing: ocean-deep, cosmos-wide and in the distance, more distance. That's why Erni's instructions for the readymade art is so appreciated and valuable. I love anything that comes from the Off Scene Academie Hamburg. Wird ein Professor Rektor der Universitat, so nennt man ihn, "Magnifizenz".…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on June 4, 2011 at 8:38pm — 2 Comments

Received from Cecil Touchon, USA--A Flower Pulled from the Gizzard of a Chicken

Cecil Touchon is the founder of and director of the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage, and Construction in Fort Worth, Texas. A formidable collage artist himself, he has several ongoing projects open for participation to all who are willing. Here are a few links to check out:…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on June 1, 2011 at 4:30pm — 11 Comments

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