Mail-art by IUOMA member Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)
January 18, 2015 - In Part II of this documentation of a large package of Trashpo that Diane Keys sent me, I first present a cryptic yet excellent example of her style and approach. Much of the D-Kit contains work that can function as DKult recruitment material, so I view this piece through that lens. The found material seems to refer to Norway, only I am unsure about Coney Island. That does not equate with Oslo in any way I can see or discover, except that it is a Coney Island of the mind, for those of you who might recognize the Beatnik reference. Here is the reverse side:
The entire package uses a non-rational and associative/intuitive approach to composition. The work is indeterminate and suggests meaning and intention while always falling just short of revelation or confirmation. I believe this is one factor that makes this package so interesting. Here is some classic Trashpo that was also included:
Fantastic found material. The reverse side has classic listpo:
As ever, deepest thanks to DK. Stay tuned for Part III!