October 12, 2014 - During my hiatus from the aether in September, Rebecca Guyver was kind enough to present me via snail mail with a Bad Romance Award from the Museum of Bad Mail-Art (MOBMA). The MOBMA is another venture established by Queen of Trash Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA) and has headquarters at the IUOMA.
I am a little fuzzy on the facts, but I think I recall that Bad Romance was a MOBMA mail-art call or contest. At some point, I was vocal about MinXus-Lynxus and the Mink Ranch being synonymous with bad romance. Rebecca agreed and gave us the award, although I made no submissions, which is the kind of conceptual art I like:
I am thrill with the award and certain I earned it; however, I am giving it so much space because I believe the accompanying trashbook is a masterpiece. With covers, Rebecca's trashbook has a total of 20 pages, and I provide liberal excerpts in this humble blog. The book’s dimension’s are approximately 2 x 3 inches.
I believe Rebecca Guyver has created some phenomenal effects in this book, including often muted colors and weathered textures using, essentially, pop-art content. Overall, a consistent distortion is achieved.
And a close-up:
Rebecca Guyver has invented various “secret sauces” for processing trash and creating Trashpo effects; she has been honored with the TrashPo Litzer Prize for these innovations. “Altered Crumpled Trash” is yet another breakthrough.
On the right (above) is the inside, canvas back cover. Then the amazing back cover:
I am thrilled about the award, especially because it inspired this wonderful trashbook. Deepest thanks, as ever, to Rebecca Guyver.