I don't like this...so I wrote about all the ways I don't like it, let me count them. Please read and then share if you dig. https://thejonfoster.blogspot.com/2021/02/i-dont-like-this.html

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Comment by Ifé Niklaus on March 11, 2021 at 5:06pm

Don't you like this? Oh but I do !

I do !

scissors, tape, paper, all I love!

Comment by Carmela Rizzuto on February 24, 2021 at 6:16pm

Hi Jon, I went sleuthing and six of your packing tape collages were bound into a book that I entered in an  exhibition at San Francisco Center for the Book (2014). Obviously I liked them!

Comment by jon foster on February 24, 2021 at 4:14pm

@ Katerina - thanks so much for sharing these oldies with me. I'm sure I have the JPEGs somewhere in a folder in some old computer. At least with a couple of these I can see things I like and a few things that I'd like to try again. -- PS - I thought of you when I saw this terrible tourist shirt from Greece at a local thrift store.

@ Carmela - thanks so much for reading.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 24, 2021 at 2:27pm

...going through my blogs to see what one was the very FIRST here at IUOMA:

back in Dec.2010...two super fine tape transfers of Jon's! 

Eye View...and BLUE!


Matisse :-)

Comment by Carmela Rizzuto on February 23, 2021 at 8:59pm

We all began  our mail art journey at a particular point in our lives. Someone said--mail art is not rational--maybe it is--maybe not. But it has its own 'order' for each of us and we explore and change that order over time. Plus our mail art techniques and media evolve as you described so well in your blog post. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 23, 2021 at 4:25pm

I "like" it all, Jon :-)

Back in 2011-2011-2014...many Tape Transfers came to Thess.

Good to see the work process, and remembering how the "tape" might get

sticky and shrink over the years. Hasn't happen so far :-)


2013: YES!

Comment by jon foster on February 23, 2021 at 1:33pm

@Richard - Thanks so much for the thoughts. I hope you're doing well.

@Bradford - Well, all of the people that posted on Facebook were mostly mail-artists and I invited it. It felt like random comments might give me a little more insight. It did, cutting them up always brings things more into focus. Who knows where these ended up?

@Illya - Thanks for taking a look. I tend to write a lot on this subject, dig around in that same blog address and you might find something similar. Most people tend to enjoy the thing I wrote about going to Artpool in Budapest.

Comment by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on February 22, 2021 at 10:28pm

There is something fascinating and exciting in the story about the work process.

Comment by Bradford on February 22, 2021 at 6:20pm

I like your discussion of process.  Also, sharing feedback can be enlightening, but not so much from the Face***k folks this go round. Your protocol (bingo/postcard) for cutting up the result might have helped you then finish the resulting separate works.

Comment by Richard Canard on February 22, 2021 at 5:39pm

22.02.21 Dare Jon Foster, ... Change is ever constant  & inasmuch as you, Jon Foster are "in the thick of it" ( being the creative, & ever cognitive person that you are----you're in for a lot more of it). Take care &  Go well.  SinCelery Richard Canard  



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