Mail-art by IUOMA member Rebecca Guyver (Suffolk, UK)
September 26, 2014 - Rebecca Guyver's friends could not have helped but notice that she had an absolutely extraordinary summer with triumphant exhibits and related events that brought art and mail-art to large, appreciative audiences. (I call her maritime art project sail-art.)
Now Rebecca is able to return to making art. She completely compensates for any lag in her creative process with this marvelous recent work. This postcard-size piece is a gem with its haunting, deeply expressive – perhaps even gothic – tonality. The reverse side excites me – an avowed patron of the textual-visual – even further:
The incremental progression of images along with slight variations is, I believe, a tremendous (and successful) concept. The addition of text moves the piece into the realm of visual poetry and an exploration of language-image relations.
Rebecca Guyver, at least on one level, is becoming more and more a conceptualist, if conceptual involves art that is governed and to a high degree subordinate to ideas:
And the reverse:
Many, many thanks to Rebecca Guyver for this wonderful mail-art!