RECEIVED: More Telecom Mail-Art from My Life as a Collage (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member My Life as a Collage (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)


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 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.



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Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 8, 2011 at 5:10pm
Monkey deities and tattoos, pretty interesting. Monkey research continues. Wasn't this originally about a phone?
Comment by Marie Wintzer on March 8, 2011 at 5:19am

Sloan, you'll find so much monkey art in Japan you won't get out of it. The whole monkey deity stuff is pretty cool, and also, I think the next big thing are monkey kanji tatoos.

Yes, those "stations" will keep the Cute Little Pet busy for a while I think. I have to say that he is quite talented, it's a big step from the days when he was just trolling around.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 8, 2011 at 2:09am
Hi Marie, I'm glad you looked at the monkey pics on Tom Clark's blog. I'll have to go back and look; usually things are documented well on that site. He finds a lot of good art. I have been looking for monkey prints too. Public domain things for collage and maybe even a stamp. I guess I need to dig into 19th century zoology books or something. I thought the Japanese pieces were amazing. I scrounged up some Japanese psychedelic art for Austin in Texas. I'm seriously getting interested in the Japanese work. You certainly use it very effectively. I'm sure we'll be in touch on that front. You've inspired DW. I guess we should just let him go with his "Stations of the Cross of Marie." It's a step up from mailing pancake mix bags to DK. See you later, mon cher is it?
Comment by Marie Wintzer on March 8, 2011 at 1:18am
Il n'y a rien d'embarrassant mon cher, c'est l'un de vos meilleurs travaux. No problemo.
Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 8, 2011 at 12:29am
chère Marie, puis-je avoir votre permission de publier le«chemin de croix» à la IUOMA contre-révolutionnaire? Je neveux pas d'embarrasser la belle Marie.

Comment by Marie Wintzer on March 7, 2011 at 11:43pm
If her monkey die,
She will sit and cry...
Both Japanese prints are beautiful. "Monkey on a leash with cherry blossom", how very Japanese! I wonder where to find those.



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