De Villo Sloan's Blog – August 2019 Archive (9)

FluxFish by Melissa Wand +! A&P by Carmen Kennedy w/adds by Celestial Scribe, Introverted Post

FluxFish 8.29.2019 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Melissa Wand (Wausau, Wisconsin, USA)


August 30, 2019 - In this New Order of mail art, Fluxus is another facet of network history that is enjoying renewed interest. Melissa Wand’s FluxFish project captures the spirit of the “Old Fluxus” and translates it into an activity coherent in the 21st century.

The Fluxus movement of the 1960s and 70s – most commonly associated with visual and…


Added by De Villo Sloan on August 30, 2019 at 6:44am — 2 Comments

Secret Masters of Add & Pass: Bonnie Diva & Joey Patrickt (The Bon-Joey Conspiracy)

Bonnie Joey 8.27.2019 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA members Joey Patrickt (Oakland, California, USA) & Bonnie Diva (Gurnee, Illinois, USA)


August 28, 2019 - As my investigative mail art series on the current Add & Pass phenom continues, I find that  veteran legend Joey Patrickt’s (DKult Joey, Post-Urbanism) involvement in A&P is far greater than I ever would have suspected. These sheets that have recently crossed my desk and that I now share with…


Added by De Villo Sloan on August 29, 2019 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Fluxus Space Buck + More! by Cathy Barnett (O Fallon, Missouri, USA)

Barnett 8.22.2019 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Kathy Barnett (O Fallon, Missouri, USA)


August 22, 2019 - Making and distributing Fluxus Bucks is another long-running activity that is currently experiencing a revival in the international mail art network.

I have especially enjoyed seeing images of Fluxus Space Bucks displayed at IUOMA-Ning. Mail artist Kathy Barnett kindly sent me this wonderful example. This also marks Kathy…


Added by De Villo Sloan on August 23, 2019 at 5:06am — 1 Comment

"Folk Heroes" : An Explosive New Trashbook by Lisa Iversen (Indiana, USA)

Lisa 8.7.2019 - 1

Folk Heroes – a Trashbook by (x-IUOMA member) Lisa Iversen (Indiana, USA)


August 8, 2019 - Lisa Iversen (aka Skybridge Studios, aka Lisa Lisa, aka “The Quiet One”) was an Eternal Network veteran well  before she achieved the status of mail art  “Legend” via Trashpo & DKult. She has also produced notable vispo & asemics of lasting consequence.

Lisa Iversen is more humble & less…


Added by De Villo Sloan on August 8, 2019 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

"Pieces of Eight" Concept Mail Art by RCBz (St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA)

RCBz 8.6.2019 - 1

“Pieces of Eight” : Mail art by IUOMA member RCBz (St. Cloud. Minnesota, USA)


August 6, 2019 - Any IUOMAn who has wetted her/his feet in the Eternal Network sufficiently (say a year or two) has probably encountered the very talented but elusive RCBz.

After close to a decade, I can’t claim to have learned all that much about RCBz, but I have gained an appreciation of his art. I do know that a number of…


Added by De Villo Sloan on August 7, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

Secret Masters of Add & Pass: Joey Patrickt +! More (Oakland, California, USA)


Joey 8.5.2019 - 1

Mail art (a&p sheet) from IUOMA member Joey Patrickt (Oakland, California, USA) including contributions by Joey, Mike Dickau (Sacramento, California, USA) (IUOMA); The Sticker Dude (New York City, USA) (IUOMA); “Opal Moiety” (San Francisco, California, USA) & more explained below


August 5, 2019 - My investigative mail art series documenting & exploring the current add & pass mania…


Added by De Villo Sloan on August 6, 2019 at 5:08am — 1 Comment

FAB (!) Collage by Amy Irwen (Rosemount, Minnesota, USA)

Amy 8.4.2019 - 7

Mail art by IUOMA member Amy Irwen (Rosemount, Minnesota, USA)


August 4, 2019 - We are in a golden age of add & pass, yet – clearly – collage remains the core genre in mail art. A casual gloss of the IUOMA-Ning gallery reveals networkers are producing extraordinary collages of astonishing variety and in large quantities.

Amy Irwen sent this FAB work that captures the spirit of contemporary network…


Added by De Villo Sloan on August 5, 2019 at 3:27am — 1 Comment

Asemic Art by Robin Jeree (Arlington, Texas, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member by Robin Jeree (Arlington, Texas, USA)

Added by De Villo Sloan on August 4, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

"On the Road" Mail Art by Jessica Manack (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

Jessica 7.31.2019 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Jessica Manack (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)


“who vanished into nowhere Zen New Jersey leaving a trail of ambiguous picture postcards of Atlantic City Hall,” – Allen Ginsberg, Howl

July 31, 2019 - Travel mail art, usually serial, usually issued as postcards from different locations on a journey, is a fascinating & fun…


Added by De Villo Sloan on August 1, 2019 at 5:47am — No Comments

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