Reçu de Marie Wintzer, Japan--Je Pleurerai

This book is a flower blossoming in my hands as I turn each page. The French stamps and text combined with Japanese paper and images make this a beautiful work. It is Marie it is a story. Graceful and complex. A book strong and fragile at the same time. How is that possible? I like the muted colors of the paper and the images, the vertical text of Japanese balanced with the horizontal lines of the French text. The layers of pages, like thoughts that cannot be contained in a neat and tidy way. Immediately intimate. Those baby paper clips, the thin red thread are delicate embellishments. Marie has an innate talent for visual composition as well as an appealing ear for verse:

 

What is it necessary to do?

No vacation

That is interesting! And the chickens?

No

Yes

No

I will cry

I see well

but I don't have much time

I have...

My life is monotonous. I chase chickens, the

Oops! excuse me

 

Beautiful work, Marie. Beautiful!

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Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 16, 2011 at 1:21am
Marie has taken yet another area of mail-art by storm. The commentary is excellent, Bifidus. You illuminate the work. That poem at the end. Yes!
Comment by Marie Wintzer on May 15, 2011 at 11:52pm
Thanks Bifidus, that's a really nice blog, I'm touched, and glad you like it. All the French sentences are cut out from Le Petit Prince :-))
Comment by cheryl penn on May 15, 2011 at 8:01pm
Bifidus - lucky you, its a beaut - yes, you've described Marie and her work perfectly :-)

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