I have a group here at IUOMA called Literature and Art.  It's the home of my New Arzamas Literary Circle.  New Arzamas is always looking for letters.  I love letters.  I love words.  I love seeing how people put words together. 

 

The photo is of my husband holding up the mail I got recently from Simon Warren.

 

I've received over twenty small panels from Simon.  Most of them arrived in October and November 2011, sometimes more than one at a time.  I've seen some of his larger panels online that were posted by other people.

 

More of this incredible piece can be seen at my blog here:  http://theletterproject.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/special-delivery-187/

 

Simon's writings are very powerful and engaging, sometimes verging on what some might call disturbing.  I call his work a very special kind of realism with dark undertones.  This one is one of his most beautiful.

 

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Comment by Theresa Ann Aleshire Williams on March 3, 2012 at 4:31am
Ha!
Comment by vizma bruns on March 3, 2012 at 4:06am

Plastic? Aaaahahaha!! I thought, "gee, they have very tame birds over there!!"  

Comment by Theresa Ann Aleshire Williams on March 2, 2012 at 8:13pm

Carina, yes, this is a tree in my back yard.  I love crows but we rarely have them in our own yard so my husband bought me a bunch of plastic crows and perched them in this tree.  I also love buzzards.  I always look forward to their return in the Spring.  They are so beautiful in the air.  Thank you, Vizma and Niklas.

Comment by vizma bruns on March 2, 2012 at 12:37pm

That is a perfect photograph for this mail art piece. Goosebump inducing stuff!

Comment by Eraser Heed on March 2, 2012 at 10:54am

That is a powerful way to show a powerful text. Great!

Comment by Carina on March 2, 2012 at 10:09am

That's really cool, the handwriting and the folding of the paper, very nice. And what, a crow tree!?

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