Boekie by IUOMA member Mail-Art Martha (Beckenham Kent UK)
October 8, 2014 - On the current mail-art scene, bolstered by her legendary Trash Trolley, I suspect Mail-Art Martha is primarily known as a trashpoet working with found material. She certainly has distinguished herself by having had a major role in leading DKULTUK to global prominence and has received much recognition for her innovations. But be careful before you D-Klare her just another orthodox, card-carrying DaDaist! As this wonderful, end-of-summer missive illustrates, Mail-Art Martha is not limited to Trashpo in her artistic pursuits. (I believe this is true for many trashpoets who do outstanding work both in and outside the genre.) I am absolutely enthralled by Quick sketches by the sea, a boekie (or TLP or perhaps even zine) that bears not a shred of trash in all its charm.
Obviously there is much to praise here. I am taken particularly with the color scheme, and one should never overlook Mail-Art Martha’s wit nor her insightful eye.
This mailing came as a reply to the summer issue of the DKULTNY Trashpo Fanzine, and includes some great ephemera as well:
The reverse sides:
I always appreciate Mail-Art Martha’s kind messages. She is very handy with stamps as well:
Many thanks to Mail-Art Martha for a near-poignant mail-art memoir of the end of summer 2014 that somehow manages to contain threads of a celebration as well.