Back in 2009/2010 Moreno Marenin sent me a few of the first "Shozo" heads,
as an add 'n pass...(painted BLUE, of course :-)
so I added to them, and passed them on in the mail art network.
It began a series of "IMAGINE PEACE" ...that continues today, even after
Shozo Shimamoto's passing in 2013.
Just last month, I received three packets from Moreno,
filled with some 16 "Shozo" add/pass pages! Many are "overloaded"
with paint and images , almost losing the "head" outline...all the more fascinating.
A few were returned to Moreno:
(and those are copies of "censored" stickers made by Rudd...all in good fun?)
A few pages were "original" sendings from Shozo, these I added to and sent to
Bruno Chiarlone in Italy, who has this mail art DADA project for Shozo:
Can you spot Shozo's original return address on the flip side of the "Head" page:
here, too (in the upper left corner):
(on the back I added a "shaven head" outline that has all but vanished on the
painted side and made it SMILE :-)
Also sent to Bruno:
Now there are many more being sent out around the world,
(some are posted below in the comments...to whom were they sent ????)
let me know if they arrive and please add and return them to Moreno!
Many thanks! continue to IMAGINE PEACE!