Karnival of Trash Mail Art Call: Paper or Plastic? (Or Sew It Goes) by Rebecca Guyver (Suffolk, UK)


Mail art by IUOMA member Rebecca Guyver (Suffolk, UK)

November 22, 2016 - I am very pleased to be able to add two new works by Rebecca Guyver to the greatest show on earth. Rebecca has made an historic mark upon Trashpo through plasticizing and cellophane wraps. She has developed processes in her Trashpo explorations, unknown to me, that produce remarkable textures and visual effects. Rebecca Guyver has made some significant contributions through fiber as well. The results, as you see here, are so remarkable that I do not trust myself to identify the materials. I think this is an amazing, commemorative piece. First, you see the wrapped version.


Now the piece unwrapped:



The colour is just extraordinary. As for the second piece (below): I have written at some length about Rebecca Guyver’s Post-MinXus (PoMX) work, and I am thrilled to have another example:


According to the Trashpo Lexicon (yes, there really is one!), Trashpo and MinXus can only be truly understood in terms of their relationship to each other. So a MinXus-derived work is entirely appropriate in the Karnival of Trash. Always attentive to language, Rebecca Guyver includes some excellent cryptics: “Gallows Hill” and “Turner House Trashpo.” Wonderful!


Sunny, MinXus colours! Thanks as ever to Miss Becca!

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Comment by Jay Block on November 23, 2016 at 3:08pm

beautiful works...

Comment by De Villo Sloan on November 23, 2016 at 3:29am

Thanks Carina & Toni, that shows some confidence in my scans. Yes, the colors are truly remarkable in these pieces. I don't know how she achieved the reds especially.

Thx again

Comment by Carina on November 22, 2016 at 10:01pm

Beautiful! Rebecca is a brilliant kolorist...

Comment by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on November 22, 2016 at 6:11pm




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