Mail art by IUOMA member Jayne Lyons (Lakeville, Minnesota, USA)
April 18, 2019 - Recently Jayne Lyons celebrated her first year in the Eternal Network. This was, in my estimation, a cause for celebration indeed because Jayne Lyons (along with a group of new artists) is emerging as an engaging “mail art persona” & sharing art that crosses a wide spectrum & appeals to many friends.
The significance of one year in the network appears to shrink in comparison to the decades of accomplishment we see in, for example, Ruud Janssen, John M. & C Mehrl Bennett, Anna Banana, Richard Canard, CrackerJack Kid, Ficus strangulensis, Mudhead, Sinclair Scripa (Tania), Carl Baker… you get the idea. Yet even a fledgling veteran knows a year is a long duration (sentence?) in Mail Art Time, which is not conventional time as experienced by “Normals,” as the SubGenius folks say.
Jayne Lyons has made important contributions to Trashpo and DKult; vintage, crafts, folk art-oriented mail art ( known as Mail Art Nouveaux at the Mink Ranch); and now she is involved in vispo & asemics. The pieces on display in this blog are a mailing of scale that provides a convenient retrospective of her work in the network thus far. The pieces are large & numerous.
This is yet another occasion to mourn the cost of mailing art. Once mail art was an inexpensive, egalitarian way to share material art lavishly with an appreciative audience. We all understand this is no longer the situation & thus appreciate more this tremendous collection from Jayne Lyons done in classic mail art form.
Stamp collage on the reverse:
Mail Art by Jayne Lyons (Minnesota, USA)
“Ode to Sloan” February 27, 2019. By Jayne Lyons
Mail art by Jayne Lyons (includes asemic vispo by De Villo Sloan)