March 17, 2011 - MaryAnne makes excellent stamps, a world unto itself in mail-art. These she sent represent some beautiful work, IMHO. Scans of some of these stamps have been posted at the IUOMA and generated praise and discussion. I like the Captain Beefheart stamp especially. The Joseph Cornell stamp honors a very inventive "outsider" artist. MaryAnne's envelope is interesting too:
Many thanks MaryAnne! I enjoyed the discussions at the IUOMA about Frank Zappa, Warhol, Cornell - all the ideas your stamps inspired.
MAIL-ART QUOTE FOR THE DAY
from "Plutonium Ode" by Allen Ginsberg
One microgram [of Plutonium] inspired to one lung, ten pounds of heavy metal dust adrift slow motion over grey Alps the breadth of the planet, how long before your radiance speeds blight and death to sentient beings?
Enter my body or not I carol my spirit inside you,
O heavy heavy Element awakened I vocalize your con-sciousness to six worlds. I chant your absolute Vanity. Yeah monster of Anger birthed in fear
O most Ignorant matter ever created unnatural to Earth! Delusion of metal empires!
Destroyer of lying Scientists! Devourer of covetous Generals, Incinerator of Armies & Melter of Wars!
Judgement of judgements, Divine Wind over vengeful nations, Molester of Presidents, Death-Scandal of Capital politics!
Ah civilizations stupidly indus-trious!
Canker-Hex on multitudes learned or illiterate! Manu-factured Spectre of human reason!
O solidified imago of practicioner in Black Arts I dare your reality, I challenge your very being! I
publish your cause and effect!