Mail-art by IUOMA member Valentine Mark Herman (Sigean, France)
November 28, 2010 - Valentine Mark Herman is a conceptual artist from Southern France (but apparently by birth and inclination British) who has gained some notoriety for mailing envelopes the recipient is instructed not to open. This "Gg is for Gone" postcard does not fit into the sealed envelope category but is nevertheless very intriguing. Val specializes in stamps, which adds to the appeal of the address side of this piece of mail-art:
Gosh, what a nice way to be introduced to Val's work. And here is as good a place as any to apologize to Val. I once mistook him for a Valerie, a matter of shear ignorance and not doing my homework. I also received an envelope from him (with instructions to open) containing his contribution to Cheryl Penn's ubiquitous "What Alexander Conquered 2010: mail-art book project.
Mail-art word for the day: hegemony (TYTE)
Mail-art color of the day: amber (TYPch)
Mail-art psychic: "You have a pear of shining eyes (ii)." LEARN CHINESE. July. Lucky numbers 40, 34, 52, 51, 22