Add & Pass: When the Crows Come Home to Roost

Completed add & pass sheet started by Magda Lagerwerf (Sellingen, Netherlands) with contributions by C. Mehrl Bennett (Columbus, Ohio, USA); John M. Bennett (Columbus, Ohio, USA); Ed Giecek (Concrete, Washington, USA); Fleur Helsingor (Oakland, California, USA); Jayne B. Lyons (Lakeville, Minnesota, USA); Gerda Osteneck (Regina, Canada); Cor Reijn (Zaandam, Netherlands); De Villo Sloan (Auburn, New York, USA)


December 17, 2019 - Despite starts and stops, my Investigative Mail Art series on the current add & pass craze in the Eternal Network continues (now headquartered at the Glam Faction blog).

I have already documented Magda Lagerwerf's "Nine Patch" add & pass project, and apparently many artists have seen the sheets. Magda Lagerwerf kindly sent me a completed "Nine Patch" sheet! 

Add & Passers know that seeing (or receiving) a completed sheet is fairly unusual. In online discussions, participants often inquire about the fate of finished sheets. Some sheets do  close the circle and return home. However, I wrote a blog about "Ghost Ship" A&Ps that circle the world aimlessly for years, even decades! 

I would speculate the fate of most A&P sheets is unknown. That's why I believe it is important, if possible, to share completed sheets online. Many participants are involved and curious about the finished product and other contributors. Now a closer look:

 






Deepest thanks to Magda Lagerwerf for creating such an original concept and curating the project so faithfully. 


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