De Villo Sloan's Blog – June 2018 Archive (10)

Asemics & Chaos Theory by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

Ruud - 6.25.2018 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA founder Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

 

June 27, 2018 - Ruud Janssen – already a contributor to the Asemic Front call – sent this fascinating correspondence art package. A main preoccupation of the piece is exploring asemics and the way signs and symbols are expressed through various modes. These range from “obsolete technologies” to the digital realm and are all addressed in this multi-faceted work.

Ruud…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 28, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

Gu's Snail Mail Revolution is a Riot! (Norwich, Norfolk, UK)

 

Gu - 6.21.2018 - 3

Mail art by IUOMA member Gu (Norwich, Norfolk, UK)

 

June 22, 2018 - IUOMA members need no introduction to network fave Gu (aka Gina Ulgen). She is widely admired among us as an artist in general, a brilliant collage artist in particular and – especially with this recent package – a creative spirit capable of transforming mundane mail into art.

I find every aspect of this assemblage carefully…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 23, 2018 at 1:11am — No Comments

Add & Pass from Debra Mulnick (Idaho, USA) w/RF Cote, Frips, Ed Giecek, Maggie Mize, Gerda Osteneck, Amber Scribble + more!

Mulnick 6.20.2018 - 1

 Add & pass sent by IUOMA member Debra Mulnick (Boise, Idaho, USA)

 

June 20. 2018 - I have referred to the present moment in the Eternal Network as the Platinum Age of the add & pass (a&p) because I have never received so many of these pieces from so many different people at one time in various states of completion (and even decomposition).

I gather others are receiving them too and launching their own. (I also include the…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 21, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Lisa Fraker's Mail Art Chosen for New MinXus Sticker (Blue Ridge, Georgia, USA)

Fraker 6.18.2018 - 1 Mail art by IUOMA member Lisa Fraker (Blue Ridge, Georgia, USA)

 

June 18, 2018 - Not long ago, Lisa Fraker’s debut on my MinXus-Lynxus blog created a sensation. Here’s a link:

https://minkranch.wordpress.com/2018/05/06/minxus-mail-bag-rabbit-print-by-lisa-fraker-blue-ridge-georgia-usa/

The new piece…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 19, 2018 at 4:12am — No Comments

Rare Card by DSF (Dopesick San Francisco) (Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)

DSF - 6.16.2018 - 1 Mail art by IUOMA member DSF (Dopesick San Francisco) aka Michael Kelly (Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)

 

June 16, 2018 - DSF is a widely known artist/persona in the Eternal Network and beyond. I am thrilled to share a new piece I consider “rare” in the sense that it falls outside the parameters of classic DSF images.

DSF’s mail art – usually using the postcard format – is widely recognizable. Some of the images I might even dare call iconic.…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 17, 2018 at 5:15am — No Comments

At Least Jimmy Connors Loves Me (Berlin, Germany)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Jimmy Connors (Berlin, Germany)

 

June 14, 2018 - Do not misunderstand: I like Jimmy Connors’ mail art and I am thrilled he sends it to me (a lot of it, in fact). But who the hell is Jimmy Connors? Can anyone elaborate?

I tend to know networkers, but Jimmy Connors is a total mystery. And with all the fake identities, I (in a paranoid way) am not sure Jimmy Conners is Jimmy Conners. You know? Anyway,…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 15, 2018 at 3:38am — 6 Comments

E's Fan Club News + Mail Art for "Miss Norma" by Kayenderes & Ed Giecek

E Fan Club - 6.13.2018 - 1 Mail art from France concerning E’s Fan Club. Note use of E’s famous muzzled mink stamp.

 

June 14, 2018 - My post office box – alas – is becoming a Dead Letter Office for non-existent people.

I received this piece concerning E – Ambassador of Utopia that might answer some questions concerning the fate of E. More likely, this only raises more questions in what is becoming a great mail art mystery. I can only hope E – Ambassador of Utopia…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 14, 2018 at 4:00am — No Comments

Manuel Xio Blanco (Galicia, Spain) Completes Add & Pass for E's Fan Club

Miguel 6.3.2018 - 1 Add & Pass sheet completed by Manuel Xio Blanco (Galicia, Spain) for E’s Fan Club. Starter by Monty Cantsin

 

June 3, 2018 - I am coming to accept the fact that my PO box has become North American headquarters for E’s Fan Club, which is being managed from some unknown, distant location by Monty Cantsin and Karen Eliot.

I received this very interesting E’s Fan Club a&p from Manuel Xio Blanco. I am not familiar with this artist, but a…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 4, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Fake Copy Art by Jane B. Lyons + Jon Foster A&P + More! (Lakeville, Minnesota, USA)

Jayne - 6.1.2018 - 3 Mail art by IUOMA member Jayne B. Lyons (Lakeville, Minnesota, USA)

 

June 2, 2018 - I am so pleased to receive mail art from Jayne B. Lyons. I have already made Jayne’s acquaintance here at IUOMA-Ning. I find her engaging, curious about mail art history and – apparently – a born pack rat who collects and deals in vintage ephemera including stamps. This is a promising profile indeed for an artist bound for Eternal Network glory.

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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 3, 2018 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Richard Baudet Rejects E's Fan Club - Harangues Monty Cantsin (Marseille, France)

Richard - 5.31.2018 - 3 Add & Pass by Karen Eliot for E’s Fan Club sent by IUOMA member Richard Baudet (Marseille, France). Baudet apparently believes I am a person named “Montey Cantsin.”

 

May 31, 2018 - This is what can happen with fake identity mail art pranks.

First, several years ago I vowed never to have any contact in any way with Richard Baudet (Marseille, France) after he rudely insulted my good friend Moan Lisa (Florida, USA).

From a distance,…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 1, 2018 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

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