Life after Sail-Art by Rebecca Guyver (Suffolk, UK)

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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:

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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.

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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:

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And the reverse:

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Many, many thanks to Rebecca Guyver for this wonderful mail-art!

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Comment by Amy Irwen on September 27, 2014 at 3:01pm
Love the piece! Very haunting.
Comment by De Villo Sloan on September 26, 2014 at 9:20pm

Back at you in this case, Rebecca. I think this is a great vispo piece.

Comment by Rebecca Guyver on September 26, 2014 at 6:48pm

DVS, the generous blogger strikes again! Thank you.  

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