Mail-art by IUOMA member Raphael ‘L (San Jose, California, USA)
May 29, 2013 - Raphael 'L sent this digitalized collage that, as her message indicates, preserves memories of time spent in San Francisco. The signifiers are certainly there, and they are hardly floating.
I especially like the complicated, organic structure made from relatively small fragments in this piece. These are elements often found in Trashpo, including the choice of (relatively) found material. A fan of visual and concrete poetry, I also appreciate the nice balance of text and image.
Another nice touch is the upside down and sidewise presentation of the material, a nod to the non-linear, which has all sorts of useful benefits when inverting and subverting.
Raphael ‘L, thank you for the sweet note. I hope you will discover and learn through your involvement in the Eternal Network. I love your work, and I think anyone would be more than pleased to receive it. Just follow your heart and enter into your own evolution. Make what you like to make and express what you want to express because no one is applying any critical standards or measuring sticks.