Mail art by IUOMA member Annette Kesterson (San Francisco, California, USA)
August 29, 2015 - I do not know why I am so lucky to have a wonderful and generous correspondent like Annette Kesterson. I always deeply appreciate the work she sends. I am thrilled to share this engaging summery piece she sent. Here is the reverse side:
I adore Annette’s work, and there are always curious wrinkles that keep it from being run-of-the-mill Mail Art NouveauX. For instance, note the overlaid copyright information at the bottom of the first scan. I find that curious. Also note the use of cut up in the text, and the references to gender identity that result. I believe Annette Kesterson puts serious thought into her work, executes it with considerable skill and has an artistic vision of significance. I just have not been able to work it out to my satisfaction yet in a way I can explain. So I look forward more than ever to receiving mail from her.
I did find this very interesting interview with Annette that reveals more about her and her projects:
A NOTE TO TENDERFOOTS
Visitors to MinXus-LynXus will note that a new iteration of the blog has been launched at a new address: MinXus-LynXus III. Annette Kesterson's work (above) is the first entry on MinXus-LynXus III. All future documentation will appear there. (Entries are re-posted at the IUOMA often in an edited version.)
MinXus-LynXus II ( a compendium of both M-L 1&2) remains online in an archival status, and all 1000+ entries can still be accessed. A link to the earlier blog can be found on MinXus-LynXus III.