Rebecca Guyver's spectacular homage to 29 contemporary mail-artists (Suffolk, UK)

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Cover of “The Colour of Mail Art” by Rebecca Guyver (Suffolk, UK) inspired by mail-artists Jan Moss (USA), Jay Block (USA) and Jennifer Jones (USA)

May 19. 2014 - I am thrilled to share with you an extraordinary artists book received from Rebecca Guyver. This book (in an edition of 30) contains beautiful and distinctive collages by Rebecca dedicated to mail-artists who have inspired her. Here is an explanation inscribed at the back of the copy I received:

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The piece on the right (above) was inspired by Rosa Gravino (Argentina) and Stephanie Blake (USA). Here is the rest of the book ordered from front to back:

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Left panel (above) inspired by Ryosuke Cohen (Japan) and M Nidham (Oman)

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Right panel inspired by Cheryl Penn (South Africa)

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Right panel inspired by Carina Granlund (Finland)

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Inspired by Guido Vermeulen (Belgium) and Matthew Stolte USA)

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Right panel inspired by E – Ambassador of Utopia (France)

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Left panel inspired by Vizma Bruns (Australia) and right by Jon Foster (USA)

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Left panel inspired by Simon Warren (UK) and right by Nancy Bell Scott (USA)

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Left panel inspired by Mail-Art Martha (UK) and right by Claire Dinsmore aka Cleo (USA)

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Left panel inspired by Dame Mailarta (Canada) and right by Marie Wintzer aka Empress Marie (France/Japan)

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Left panel inspired by DVS and right by Katerina Nikoltsou (Greece)

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Left panel inspired by Aristide (France)

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Left panel inspired by Moan Lisa (USA) and right by Diane Keys (USA)

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Left panel inspired by Taidgh Lynch (Ireland)

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Left panel inspired by Susan McAllister (USA)

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Back cover of “The Colour of Mail Art” by Rebecca Guyver – inspired by Dean Marks (France) and Borderline Grafix (USA)

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Many thanks to Rebecca Guyver for this absolutely FAB book!

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Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 21, 2014 at 10:29pm

Finally, a winner of the Who Has The Best Hair Contest who is actually fulfilling the trust we placed in her. Thank you, Rebecca.

Aristide from France. Ok, another mystery solved.

Comment by Rebecca Guyver on May 21, 2014 at 10:01pm

Wow, thank you all for your support and enthusiasm.  Yes! lots of people blogged it.  So thank everyone for whatever response they made.  Each was important to me but the inspiration came from you all!

Aristide is a mail artist!  DVS.  Here are links to posts about stuff I've received.  GREAT STUFF!

http://thepostalleger.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/aristide-3108-28062013...

http://thepostalleger.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/aristide-sends-stuff-o...

http://thepostalleger.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/zine-from-aristide-310...

http://thepostalleger.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/encarted-rolls-from-ar...

I know nothing more about Aristide.  He/she lives in France. And I owe the next piece of mail art!

Thank you all! 

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 21, 2014 at 1:06pm

Thx Claire, Rebecca must have used Cheryl Penn's model for book exchanges (which Cheryl adapted from her studies of assembling zines). It works very well except that only the people involved in the exchange might ever be aware of it. That's where digital documentation can add to the process ;)

Comment by Claire (aka Cleo) on May 21, 2014 at 5:55am

She sent me a copy this summer - gorgeous work - I just adore my book!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 20, 2014 at 9:42pm

Carmela, I am definitely fascinated by Rebecca's color analysis of 29 artists! I don't think much about colors I choose on any given day.

Everyone in the network has their circles of correspondents & it's mind boggling to think about how the circles overlap, inter-connect & evolve among thousands of people. The homage pieces I see most often are for huge, mythic figures like Ray Johnson and Cavellini. It's interesting to see something that's about the people who touch our daily lives.

Thanks Petrolpetal!

Comment by Carmela Rizzuto on May 20, 2014 at 8:22pm

Bravo, Rebecca, a very sensitive homage to mail artists we all admire!

Comment by Petrolpetal on May 20, 2014 at 6:46pm
Wow - fantastic work!
Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 20, 2014 at 1:05pm

Thanks Sus, Carina, Artist in Seine and Susan - I am glad to document "The Colour of Mail-art" (soon to be made into a feature film starring Tom Cruise and Paul Newman.)

Susan, I think I see what Rebecca did. Mine is 24/30, so probably each artist in the book received a copy. Carina helped support that.

I was able to identify everyone except Aristide (?) who appears right after Katerina Nikoltsou. I think that's an artist but couldn't find any background at the IUOMA.

Comment by Suus in Mokum on May 20, 2014 at 9:15am
Beautiful
Comment by Carina on May 20, 2014 at 8:53am

To be inspired by other artists is a great source... Rebecca makes the most of it.

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