Mail-art by IUOMA member Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)
October 24, 2014 - I certainly do not want to take the role of someone's mother, but I finally received mail-art from Carina Granlund. I was worried sick! What did I receive? One postcard! (when everyone else is receiving entire books!). Allright, I will take it. It is a wonderful postcard, but I don’t get it. Has a version of The Clinic (in Mexico) been established in Finland? These postcards she sends fascinate me. All the architecture in Finland looks like the film version of Farenheit 451. This has worked very well especially in some of Carina’s Karen Eliot pieces. In this case, her intent is less clear, although I like the aesthetic. Here is the reverse side:
What seems most important to Carina is the stamp:
I like the stamp because it makes me think of the Village People. Does Carina think that way too? Did someone make a stamp commemorating Al Pacino in Cruising? That would be in hideously bad taste, so I don't think so.
Many thanks to Carina. I will be sending a response soon.