Mail art by IUOMA member Karalie Vest (Molalla, Oregon, USA)
March 27, 2017 - After the long ride of the Karnival of Trash there is a certain homecoming feel to resuming "normal" posting. Familiarity sometimes comes as a comfort. The end of a long journey leaves us to reflect: What has been gained and lost?
But the point – before I digress hopelessly – is the resumption with this lovely card from a newcomer (to me): Karalie Vest of Oregon. Are these stamps? And we have some Holism play. From a larger perspective, origami appears in mail art often; and it is an excellent match. Like mail art, origami is egalitarian yet can rise to a complex artform. There is a suggestion of minimalism, a joy in simplicity. Karalie Vest manages to integrate origami and mail art perfectly, I think.
Deepest thanks to Karalie Vest!