Jimmy Connors Mail Art (July 09, 2020)
The 'self portrait' postcard made its way to me on July 9. A collage on front is a composite of images that form an offbeat person. The base of the work is a glossy postcard. Jimmy cuts out several 'windows,' then adds other collage elements.
At first glance I thought I was looking at a bandaged head with only the face exposed. Upon further study I realized that the white area is actually a silhouette of a head. It looks like the silhouette of Ray Johnson's head that I've seen elsewhere in the Network.
The postcard has a 2019 Deutschland postage stamp featuring Pippi Langstrumpf (Longstocking). As a young girl I enjoyed the Pippi books.
On the backside there are words in blue that read, "You can recycle, compost or flush me down the toilet." There is also an image of an old dude holding a jacket. I wonder which image is the self protrait?
Jimmy Connors Mail Art (May 28, 2020)
The earlier card arrived on May 28. The larger portion of the piece may be from a clothing catalog cover or something similar. Windows were cut out, and a section of a 'blockhead' postcard was placed over it. Various collage bits and pieces were attached to finish off the piece.
Thanks for the great mail art, Jimmy Connors!