Karnival of Trash Mail Art Call: Return of Trashpo Legend Thom Courcelle (Rutland, Vermont, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member Thom Courcelle (Rutland, Vermont, USA)

March 15, 2017 - Just when you thought it was safe to figuratively swim in the metaphorical sea again, you – IUOMA friends – discover the Karnival of Trash is not only the greatest show on earth, it is also the longest show on earth. I will leave no networker who sent me work undocumented! I did not necessarily save the best for last, but – as I believe was previously promised – the finale of the KoT will be a spectacle! In other words, documentation will continue but on a less regular basis as new projects are worked into the exciting mix.

Here is a work sent by a bonafide, authentic Legend of Trashpo: Thom Courcelle. Thom is a respected “independent” mail artist in his own right today. But he also holds a special place in the hearts of all those who were present in those early, giddy days of Trashpo and DKult right here at the IUOMA. If contemporary Trashpoets are not as familiar with Thom as they are with the various saints and Kult leaders (such as DK, Lisa Lisa, KDJ, Richard C and St. Mick), then let this be an opportunity to expand horizons and discover the deeper heritage.

Thom Courcelle was, indeed, part of the core group that defined Trashpo and has earned an important place in its history. That he chose the path of the DharmaDaDa and his own more obscure path to truth is of little importance now. Among Kulters, it is our love that transcends all.

Deepest thanks to Thom Courcelle for adding breadth and depth to the KoT.

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Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 22, 2017 at 2:04pm

Thom, the Karnival of Trash has proven to be a homecoming of sorts. You are a "Legend of Trashpo" amongst the Kulters, dumpster divers & D-Kanines. I can assure you of this fact. And you did do a lot in the early days. So it is fitting & fortunate you are included in the "greatest shoe on earth."

Comment by Thom Courcelle on March 21, 2017 at 9:52pm

How nice to have this posted! ...though I think you probably overestimate my "legendary" qualities. I think I must certainly be more of an haphazard DKult-ist, 'though I'm pleased as punch to be associated with other celebrity mail artists you noted...

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