Idon't know why but Marie says she was unsure about this work, whether it was finished or not. I love it as it is..... Her loose white threads, the half stuck on words, the raw edges, the flimsy piece of muslin held on with a smudge of white paint and the Japanese asemic characters in the photo all give it a wonderful sense of frailty and delicacy that always seems to come through in her work. The Japanese girl playing what looks like mah Jong seems to be from a magazine cover called The International Pictorial - well, coming to me in SA is certainly International and being on IUOMA is pictorial (sort of) so all in all a most successful piece Marie! I am sure you will get lots of requests for one of these so stop feeling unsure!!! THANKS my friend, it will be displayed with your other works in my lounge.

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Comment by Marie Wintzer on November 8, 2011 at 11:33pm

Thank you my genki girls! Lesley, thank you for such a nice blog and pictures. You are right it is a cover of an old magazine called the international pictorial. I don't know why I had the impression that "something" was missing in this piece. Still can't figure out what. But I'm really happy you like it as it is, thank you!

Now hijack on :-)))

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 8, 2011 at 9:37pm
Guess we are all getting the "folded" bug! I love this format and hope to play with it more, too. Marie, this is elegant, so light and delicate...maybe one coming Greece's way, hmmmm? Lucky Lesley! Thanks for the blog and the beautiful photos...inspiring!
Comment by Svenja Wahl on November 8, 2011 at 8:33pm
Looks so beautiful, Marie, and great photos too, Lesley! Thank you!
Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on November 8, 2011 at 4:12pm
You're right. Methods, formats, etc., no such thing as copying. In fact nothing can be copied in the art world, can it? The individual's hand is always there. Your lounge sounds immensely appealing--art, books, comfort, BIG coffee table. What an honor that my trashbook is among the mail art on it, you made my day! Thank you. A quite weird pair of unrelated items went out to you recently, watch out--and don't anticipate a spot for them in the lounge. :--}  Ok, I've officially hijacked your blog on MARIE. See ya later!
Comment by Lesley Magwood Fraser on November 8, 2011 at 3:09pm
Nancy I am also inspired by the trifold thingy, I have done a piece for the KZNSA Member's exhibition in January based on Judith's book, I don't think we can say we are copying, it is just another format hey?? And a lounge is a living room, with chairs, couches and a BIG coffee table which holds my artists books and favourite mail art - your recent trash book is also displayed there by the way!
Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on November 8, 2011 at 2:32pm
That piece looks really wonderful, Marie, I love it. Judith Heartsong's trifold project has made me want to do more elongated folding work, so don't think I'm copying you if it happens, not that you are in any way copyable. Your uniqueness is not copyable. Very nice blog, Les, and excellent photos. You have a lounge?? I'm not sure what that entails but it sounds inviting.

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