"Mistah Kurtz - head dead."
T.S. Eliot "The Hollow Men" - referencing Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"
"This is the end
This is the end
My only friend, the end...."
- Jim Morrison
"This is the dead land
This is the cactus land
Here the stone images
"Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats' feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar..."
- T.S. Eliot "The Hollow Men"
Marie's envelopes also make beautiful mail-art:
And this wonderful East-West minimalist construct:
I am starting a new mail-art school that combines failed economics with shoddy reading: It's called Credit Default Swap Poetic Analytics: The basic idea is I can interpret your work any way I could possibly want to and you can do the same with mine. The "bonus" Marie Wintzer sent is, I think, collage scraps, which in truth I treasure. Friends know that when I'm getting low on material I often resort to mailing scraps from collages as mail-art. When I run out of that, I go for the trash can and become a die-hard believer in found art and Trashpo. Here's the collage material Marie sent:
Fantastic frags, yes? My first response was this is a puzzle. I sat there like a monkey trying to put it together; I don't think you can. So I decided it's a "concept puzzle" - you have pieces that aren't really meant to be anything but that shouldn't stop you from making something out of them. Keep combining them into different shapes, give them titles, and document. I heave already put this in a plastic bag, labeled it "Fluxus Puzzle by Marie Wintzer," and put it in my mail-art archive. You probably have not seen the last of these pieces.
Thanks so much, Marie.
More and more of the kids just adore Marie's East-meets-West "Marie's Mailbox" blog where it's getting to the point you just don't know who you'll run into:
Mail-art color of the day: orange (TYPM)
Mail-art psychic: "You will receive a mail-art offer you can't refuse."