March 6, 2011 - My Life as a Collage is circulating a wide variety of collage work in the network. I'm pleased to have received my first. This is very much a conventional scissors and glue piece. From scans I'd seen I thought she was working in digital. This mail-art uses a basic two-part structure, tried and true, that is often very effective. All I can think when I see it is Matthew Stolte's (Madison, Wisconsin, USA) cell phone vispo. Right out of the gate, I do recognize the antique phone in this art by My Life as a Collage. The address side:
Many thanks, My Life as a Collage. I look forward to more exchanges. She has an interesting blog with links to such folks as David Lynch ("Eraser Head" and "Blue Velvet" are still favs, Philip Glass, and Cecil Touchon. Some interesting writing too:
Good doctors, lots of prayers, and blood donations. They all have issues. Now is the worst time to be spontaneous. Lucky numbers: 8, 12, 24, 37, 41, 45
MAIL-ART COLOR OF THE DAY: Grey
MAIL-ART QUOTE FOR THE DAY - The Monkeys Are Always With Us
It's not a quote, but poet Tom Clark (headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, USA, out Berkeley or Oakland way, I think) posted a blog of monkey (primate) art pics that are excellent (but not collage fodder). There's even a Japanese print of some interest.
In addition to poetry I sometimes quote, TC has written excellent biographies of writers including Jack Kerouac, Charles Olson, Ed Dorn, and Robert Creeley.