Mail-art by IUOMA member Batgirl (Albany, New York, USA)
November 27, 2010 - Good friend Batgirl can exchange elegantly penned correspondence with Richard Canard. But on her mail-art list there must be a note by my address that says: "Take out the trash." Inside the envelope I received was such a compressed mass of junk mail, a cereal box, wadded tape, and feathers (yes, feathers) that I finally had to take a knife to it to see what was in there. Batgirl, I seriously did the best I could to keep it intact. If this was all meant to add up to something artistically, I am afraid I got the wrong number, which is a multiple of 0:
Those are my rips, not Batgirl's. As total coincidence would have, Karen Champlin related a story to me this week about having once sent a cereal box to Ray Johnson. Early on, GA sent me a cereal box piece. Was there some cereal box thing in the Old School people are referencing? I am grabbing at straws here in hopes of finding a plausible explanation that will avoid me coming to the conclusion that this is a product of Batgirl losing a few rounds to the dreaded BatBeer: "Stay thirsty, my friend." Here's the rest of it as best as I was able to salvage and scan:
This created a cool scan:
Another A fascinating exchange with my excellent friend Batgirl. I hope there are many more, just with a little more focus and mutual understanding by both parties.
Love the new you Batgirl.
Mail-art color of the day: peach (TYCP)
Mail-art word for the day: maya (TYWW)
Mail-art psychic: "Beware of darkness."