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 create this wonderful book. I will take good care of it until I see Monty again. Anja’s book is a departure from the image-text pieces I have been documenting lately. She does wonders with primarily binary juxtapositions of fascinating images (but three-part structures as well). The book has a disguised formalism that, I think, is very effective.


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Cover of artist’s book by IUOMA member Anja Mattila-Tolvanen


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Back cover of artist’s book by Anja Mattila-Tolvanen


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