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

Artist's Book for Monty Cantsin by Anja Mattila-Tolvanen (Palkane, Finland)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Anja Mattila-Tolvanen (Palkane, Finland)

 

November 22, 2018 - Apparently Anja Mattila-Tolvanen is among the ranks of those artists who believe I am – in truth – the great Monty Cantsin. Legends die hard, and I won’t expend any more time or space protesting I am not Monty Cantsin. (I suppose in a way we are all Monty Cantsin.)

I do, however, envy the great Monty Cantsin for having the ability to inspire Anja to…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on November 23, 2018 at 3:30am — No Comments

Trashpo by Cor Reijn (Zaandam, Netherlands)

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Mail art by Cor Reijn (Zaandam, Netherlands)

 

November 20, 2018 - Cor Reijn kindly sent me a scrap of a yogurt box all the way from the Netherlands. Does he just work with “found” material or does he know of my proud association with Trashpo and DKult? I do not believe he is an IUOMA member, but he does appear to be an active mail artist. I am sure he will understand I claim this work as Trashpo primarily for thematic reasons at the M-L…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on November 21, 2018 at 3:30am — No Comments

Collage by Susanne Schumacher (Hannover, Germany)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Susanne Schumacher (Hannover, Germany)

 

November 19, 2018 - Susanne Schumacher is not an “Ol’ Bud” (as Fike likes to say). I do not recollect having encountered her work in the past, and I think I'd remember. All the better! For I have found a most excellent collage artist to follow, new to me.

This image-text piece – economical (in the sense of minimalist art) yet fabulously composed and powerful – is a…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on November 20, 2018 at 4:09am — No Comments

An Artist's Book by Nadia Aroca (Barcelona, Spain)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Nadia Aroca (Barcelona, Spain)

 

November 17, 2018 - Nadia Aroca is a wonderful correspondent. She has contributed mail art to Asemic Front. Now I am thrilled to be able to document an artist’s book she sent.

Nadia Aroca’s work tends toward image-text and this work, Porn, can be viewed as visual poetry and has asemic elements. The pages are made with a resilient gold and silver foil, which adds…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on November 18, 2018 at 3:31am — No Comments

Vispo & Artist's Book by Matthew Stolte (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)

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Added by De Villo Sloan on November 16, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Best Hair Contest "Also-Ran" from Jonathan Disegi (New York City)

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Mail art by Jonathan Disegi (New York City?)

 

(November 14, 2018) - Those four-years-too-late entries to the MinXus-Lynxus Who Has The Best Hair Contest continue to pour in. I reiterate: The best hair contest ended in 2014 and the marvelous prizes and titles offered at that time have all been awarded.

What was a mystery a week ago is becoming a tragedy as more bright-eyed hopefuls pathetically grasp for a brass ring that is gone.…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on November 15, 2018 at 3:19am — No Comments

Asemic Art by Donmay Donamayoora (New Canaan, Connecticut, USA)

Asemic writing by Donmay Donamayoora (Connecticut, USA)
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Added by De Villo Sloan on November 13, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments

Bad Hare Daze + Vispo Call by El Taller de Zenon (Miguel Jimenez) (Sevilla, Spain)

El Taller de Zenon 11.8.18 - 1 Mail art by IUOMA member El Taller de Zenon (Miguel Jimenez) (Sevilla, Spain)

November 8. 2018 - El Taller de Zenon – a revered figure in the Eternal Network – joins the New Wave of contributors who have revived the M-L Who Has The Best Hair Contest. In fact, this wonderful material coming in is turning my hit-and-run mail art call from 2014 into a Permanent Wave! I find the collage pieces sent by El Taller de Zenon to be extraordinary! I…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on November 9, 2018 at 4:39am — No Comments

Mud Head's Cat Army is a "Happening" & You Are Invited! (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Mud Head (aka Chris Reynolds) (Scottsdale, Arizona, USA)

 

(November 7, 2018) - First, Mud Head’s Cat Army (Disorder of the Bee) is essentially a mail art call, so everyone is invited to participate. In my opinion, Cat Army is also one of the most creative, exciting and innovative calls currently being hosted (no criticism of other calls intended).

Cat Army is part of the breed of contemporary calls that…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on November 8, 2018 at 2:42am — 1 Comment

Split Ending for the MinXus Who Has The Best Hair Contest by Mzia Valerian (Mechelen, Belgium)

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Mail art by Mzia Valerian (Mechelen, Belgium)

(from the M-L blog)

 

(November 5, 2018) - No need to clean your fancy sunglasses oh faithful Tenderfoots. Chances is good you read (red) it right the first time. You thought you’d never hear tell of the Who Has The…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on November 6, 2018 at 2:30am — 6 Comments

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