Mail art by IUOMA member Thomas Brown aka Bhomas Trown (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
March 29, 2015 - Mail art by Thomas Brown is witty, ironic and – as these pieces indicate – often text centered. He does visual art as well but is essentially a correspondence artist in practice whose work reminds me of such luminaries as David Stafford (New Mexico, USA) and Richard Canard (Illinois, USA). That is not to say Thomas Brown is derivative; rather, he is aware of the possibilities and challenges of the postal form. The work is more mail art than art that is mailed, if you can see the distinction I am making. I greatly enjoy mail art surveys (such as the above), especially since they have the benefit of being interactive.
The one-liner, whether a joke or poem, is a wonderful form to explore and to incorporate into mail art. I like this one a great deal.
Deepest thanks to Thomas Brown. More of his work can be viewed by following this link: