Mail art by IUOMA member Mars Tokyo (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
May 16, 2015 - I have been a fan of Mars Tokyo’s art for a long time. Her work has been exhibited widely, and she is a faithful supporter of the mail art network. She is extremely versatile, working in watercolor, pastel, lithography, etching, photography, digital modes and assemblage, among others. In particular, I have greatly enjoyed her “Theater of the 13th Dimension” series:
I think this collage Mars Tokyo sent is FAB! Beyond the humor and play, she obviously has a good eye for powerful images. The intricate system of roots (branches? vines?) is mesmerizing. Although she likely thinks more in terms of the visual arts, I find a language-suggestive, asemic dimension in the work, which is an application of the organic eco-asemic theory I have proposed elsewhere. I do think that if you put on your asemic glasses, you might gain an even greater appreciation of this work.
Deepest thanks to Mars Tokyo! She has a tremendous webpage where you can see more of her work and learn more about her: