Bifidus Jones's Blog – August 2011 Archive (17)

Received from Arttower, Germany--True Snail Mail

Arttower dropped this piece in the mail a long time ago and we were beginning to wonder what happened to it--all kinds of possibilities exist, but I like Arttower's funny assumption best: the mail lady is mad at him and/or hates his guts. Since I have at last… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on August 30, 2011 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Received from Richard Canard, USA--Ritz Bits

Another fun piece of mail art from Richard the Philosopher. The man does know how to feed a soul with thought. Thank you, Mr. Canard!…


Added by Bifidus Jones on August 29, 2011 at 12:24am — 1 Comment

Received from Theresa Williams, USA--There is no Typical Weather

Theresa sent this terrific little trash book that is anything but trashy:…


Added by Bifidus Jones on August 26, 2011 at 7:16pm — 9 Comments

Received from Jon Foster, USA--Parts Found in Beijing

Still loving Jon's tape-n-peel method--Xièxiè!!

Added by Bifidus Jones on August 22, 2011 at 5:41pm — 1 Comment

Received from Ryosuke Cohen, Japan--Brain Cell 797

Ryosuke Cohen's Brain Cell project, begun in 1985, is a networked art project where artists create their own work of art with stamps, drawings, or stickers and send them to Cohen, who prints each cell - 150 copies each - and sends them back to each participant. New editions are published every 8 to 10 days.


"...we are…


Added by Bifidus Jones on August 21, 2011 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Received from Foxy Moron, USA--Hello

New member Foxy Moron sent me something that is simple but effective. I like the way the colors pop, and it looks like the postal service has contributed to the piece by way of skid marks. Thank you Ms. Foxy.

Added by Bifidus Jones on August 20, 2011 at 9:08pm — 2 Comments

Received from Karen Champlin, Art Nation--Before Winter Sets in Again

It's always wonderful to receive mail art from the goddess of enigma, Karen Champlin. I love how she circles the letter S, stamps it everywhere and then puts CONFIDENTIAL across the photo, entrusting me with her work. Karen often includes snippets of psychology text, the kind of stuff that when I try to read, makes my brain hurt. On the back, Karen asks me if I remember snow. Who… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on August 19, 2011 at 6:05pm — 3 Comments

Received from Cuan Miles, South Africa--Folks and Fish

There's so much to like about Cuan's work--the composition, the tone of past lives and wisdom, the layers of humanity, the portrait covered in tape. It all adds up to vintage elegance. A wonderful piece.

Cuan has a wonderful blog too:…


Added by Bifidus Jones on August 17, 2011 at 2:41pm — 2 Comments

Received from Judith HeartSong, USA--The Sublime and the Beautiful

I recently received this wonderful watercolor from new member Judith HeartSong. The elegant-looking lion fits the noble history of the local carousel and I like it a lot.

Thank you very much…


Added by Bifidus Jones on August 14, 2011 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Received from Hawwa, Spain--Don Quijote

New IUOMA member Hawwa knows I like Don Quijote and was nice enough to send me this altered post card. Thanks!

Added by Bifidus Jones on August 12, 2011 at 8:22pm — 2 Comments

Received from Yvonne Neldel, Germany--Berlin Labor

Yvonne is new to IUOMA and I am the lucky recipient of her mail art. I like the way the horse's ears extend over the post card. "Stay colourful and wild"--good advice for everyone here at IOUMA. Vielen Dank,… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on August 11, 2011 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Received from Guido Vermeulen, Belgium--At First the Realm was Pagan

Whether we're scorned or forgiven, the fish will still be swimming. Thanks, Guido!…


Added by Bifidus Jones on August 10, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Received from Tori Mann, USA--Visual Pathway

I like red and green being opposites on the color wheel. New IUOMA member Tori Mann uses these complementary colors in this piece to make her mail art pop. It has a nice haptic feel to it too. Thanks, Tori!

Added by Bifidus Jones on August 9, 2011 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Received from Richard Canard, USA--The Simpsons, the Raisin Maid, and our Past Briefly

There's plenty of linguistic… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on August 8, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Received from Nancy Bell Scott, USA--Brown Out in the Pine Tree State

Everyone knows I love maps--maybe it's because they're a 2D representation of a 3D place, maybe it's their subdued colors, but mostly it's because of what they symbolize--movement, the journey, the visuals of where we've come from, where we've been, where we have to go, where we want to go, where our lovers are, and maybe places to avoid no matter what. Nancy has given me a…


Added by Bifidus Jones on August 5, 2011 at 8:23pm — 10 Comments

Received from I'm a Super Hero, USA--Downpour in the Heart

The simplicity of this piece to articulate such an emotion is pitch-perfect and visually divine. Am honored to receive it. Super Hero, you are a super hero.

Added by Bifidus Jones on August 2, 2011 at 11:28pm — 2 Comments

Received from Nadine Wendell, USA--Phound Photo

This domestic scene cracks me up. I love the multiple exposures going on--who wouldn't want the apparition of a chair growing out of their right shoulder. Uncle Hank is someone I want to have a whiskey with. Another piece for the fridge. Thanks, Nadine!

Added by Bifidus Jones on August 1, 2011 at 10:50pm — 2 Comments



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