Scanner collage by IUOMA member Carmen Rizzuto
(Sunnyvale, California, USA)
December 18, 2019 - I have enjoyed sharing artistic banter with Carmen Rizzuto in the IUOMA-Ning gallery for a long time. But it seems we neglected to exchange actual art. That's all behind us now!
Carmen Rizzuto sent this fantastic "scanner collage" composed of work by mail artists active in those Gold Rush days of 2013. This is a tremendous collaboration concept and a way to capture a snapshot of our ever-changing network in time.
Included in Carmen's collage are: Tofu (San Francisco, California, USA); Test Tower (Centralia, Washington State, USA); Nicole Nielsen (Helsingor, Denmark); and Pablo Daniel Fabbro (Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina).
Test Tower caught our eye: The lingmaster of HeeBeeJeeBee Land (as Blaster Al might have described Test). Sadly, Test Tower's star is in eclipse presently and we don't hear much about him these days. Some of you will remember him fondly, for sure. What a great guy!
Tofu, on the other hand, is thriving and delighting his correspondents around the globe right now. Nicole Nielsen and Fabbro are unknown to us; and the crack Glam Faction research staff found virtually nothing in the digital tar pits.
Here is Carmen Rizzuto's lovely (personal) message in its entirety and displaying beautiful handwriting:
Deepest thanks to Carmela!