De Villo Sloan's Blog – December 2010 Archive (24)

Received: Mail-Art Generations from Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

Mail-art statements from IUOMA founder Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

 

December 27, 2010 - Ruud Janssen sent me an envelope of mail-art last fall. I posted part of it here at the IUOMA. I saved this "New…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 28, 2010 at 11:06am — 11 Comments

Received: Correspondence School Mail-Art from David Stafford (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member David Stafford (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)

 

December 26, 2010 - David Stafford's first round of mail-art to me was this kind letter on a Venetian placemat, although you would never know it was unless…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 27, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Received: Mail-Art from Haptic Bard Bifidus Jones (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Bifidus Jones (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA)

 

December 26, 2010 - Bifidus Jones is the guiding force behind the Haptic Poetry group at the IUOMA. Bifidus and a number of others have been sending…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 26, 2010 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Received: Holiday Cheers Mail-Art from Natasha Jabre (Richmond, Virginia, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Natasha Jabre (Richmond, Virginia, USA)

 

December 25, 2010 - Natasha Jabre started our second round of mail-art exchange with one of her distinctive collages and holiday greetings. Her work is appearing across the network and is posted here at the IUOMA. She seems to be developing…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 25, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Received: Fluxus Stamps and Haptic Mail-Art from Katerina Nikoltsou (Thessaloniki, Greece)

 

Mail-art by IUOMA member Katerina Nikoltsou (Thessaloniki, Greece)

 

December 22, 2010 - Some mail-artists are more than happy to do requests. I was thrilled to receive an envelope with Katerina Nikoultsou's beautiful Fluxus stamps, which I had asked for. Also included on the sheet above are Art Detox stamps. As I understand it, the Art Detox…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 23, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Received: Holiday Mail-Art from Courtney Prudhomme (Kinder, Louisiana, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Courtney Prudhomme (Kinder, Louisiana, USA)

 

December 21, 2010 - For our first mail-art exchange, Courtney sent me a holiday card that uses one of her beautiful drawings. She creates elegant and meticulous pieces using a wide array of subjects. I've been enjoying seeing her work come online here at the IUOMA. Courtney uses fairly…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 22, 2010 at 10:52am — No Comments

Received: Arthur Rimbaud Alphabet Mail-Art from Jen Staggs (Dallas, Texas, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Jen Staggs (Dallas, Texas, USA)

 

December 21, 2010 - On the heels of her "Alexander" chapter (and that is an intended pun), I received a card from Jen Staggs with the poem above. I'm calling it a poem. I am enjoying it as well as puzzling over it, and it seems to fit in with all these mail-art language experiments going on…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 22, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Received: "Alexander" in New Orleans Mail-Art Book Chapter from Jen Staggs (Dallas, Texas, USA)

Mail-art book chapter by IUOMA member Jen Staggs (Dallas, Texas, USA)

 

December 19, 2010 - Jen Staggs' chapter for the "What Alexander Conquered in 2010" mail-art collaborative book project is set in New Orleans, Louisiana. USA. Seventeen mail-artists from across the globe are participating. The "Alexander" concept was created by South African Cheryl Penn, who is…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 20, 2010 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Received: Techno-Vispo Mail-Art from Satu Kaikkonen (Vesilahti, Finland)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Satu Kaikkonen (Vesilahti, Finland)

 

December 18, 2010 - Satu Kaikkonen is a versatile and gifted visual poet who shares her work through the mail-art network. I put the word "techno" in the blog title because this beautiful piece Satu sent me is an excellent example of the work that is being done…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 19, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Sent: Artist Trading Card (ATC) for Snooker the Mail-Art Dog (Port Washington, Wisconsin, USA)

Mail-Art Artist Trading Card design for IUOMA members Angie and Snooky (Port Washington, Wisconsin, USA). Snooker photo titled "Snooker Contemplates the Paradox of the Indeterminate Floating Signifier" by Angie Cope.

 

December 18, 2010 - The Artist Trading Card (ATC) is a world within…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 18, 2010 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Received: Negative Space Mail-Art from Visual Poet Matthew Stolte (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Matthew Stolte (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)

 

December 16, 2010 - The 11.3 Days of Mail-Art Vispo Marathon continues thanks to Matthew Stolte who sent me this postcard-size piece. IUOMA is a great place to find mail-artists whose interests match yours thanks to the online portfolios, groups, and discussions. I first saw Matt's work…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 17, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Received: Fluxus Global Vacuum Cleaner Mail-Art from JF CHAPELLE (Bordeaux Cedex, France)

Mail-art by IUOMA member JF CHAPELLE (Bordeaux Cedex, France)

 

December 14, 2010 - In the wake of JF CHAPELLE's Fluxus Buck mail-art came this post-card size diagram. This certainly gave me a smile, but I have also personally sensed some serious intent in JF's work lately. Rather than…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 15, 2010 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Received: Cheryl Penn's Chapter for the "Alexander" Mail-Art Book Project (Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Cheryl Penn (Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa)

December 13, 2010 - Cheryl Penn's "What Alexander Conquered in 2010" collaborative book project is inspiring mail-artists from diverse locations around the globe to create and share chapters that offer a view of the…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 14, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Received: A New Direction for Angie Cope's Mail-Art (Port Washington, Wisconsin, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Angie Cope (Port Washington, Wisconsin, USA)

December 12, 2010 - Yesterday Angie Cope reported a snowstorm had struck Wisconsin. Now I am reporting a deluge of mail-art visual poetry has struck my mailbox, and I could not be more pleased. The dynamic duo of Angie and…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 13, 2010 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Sent: Mail-Art Performance Score to Jim Leftwich's Marginal Arts Festival (Roanoke, Virginia, USA)

December 12, 2010 - IUOMA members Cheryl Penn, Erni Baer, and I collaborated on this performance score - "Perforated Bark" - which has been submitted to the Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival to be held in the USA in March of 2011. This excellent event is organized by visual poet Jim Leftwich who is an…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 12, 2010 at 3:00am — 6 Comments

Received: Karen Champlin's Mail-Art Asemic Project (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Karen Champlin (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

December 11, 2010 - Karen Champlin has embarked on a new project to integrate asemic writing into her distinctive mail-art assemblages. I am very fortunate to have received two pieces from the series. As always, I am…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 11, 2010 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Received: Mail-Art Social Realism from Jim Sant Amour (St. Petersburg, Florida, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Jim Sant Amour (St. Petersburg, Florida, USA)

December 9, 2010 - Jim Sant Amour sent me this slightly larger than postcard size mail-art collage that uses photographs he took in…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 10, 2010 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Received: Vispo-Asemic Mail-Art from Geof Huth (Schenectady, New York, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Geof Huth (Schenectady, New York, USA)



December 8, 2010 - Visual poet Geof Huth has mailed a series of postcards bearing his distinctive work. I am thrilled to be the recipient of #10 of 17. I know for sure…
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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 9, 2010 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

Received: Mail-Art's "Attitude Girl" from Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)



December 7, 2010 - Diane Keys must surely have already earned some special place in the collective consciousness of mail-art for having started The Roadkill Club, breaking with Rain Rien Nevermind over the issue (and it takes guts to disagree with a guy who once mashed potatoes with Ray). Yet…
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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 8, 2010 at 12:00pm — 9 Comments

Received: Haptic Mail-Art from Katerina Nikoltsou (Thessaloniki, Greece)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Katerina Nikoltsou (Thessaloniki, Greece)



December 6, 2010 - Bifidus Jones (Minnesota, USA) started a haptic poetry group…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on December 7, 2010 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

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