Birthe Petersen (Denmark) and Nadia Aroca (Spain) recently sent some really great work to me through the mail...
From Birthe, an intriguing figurative envelope with a white shadow spectre…which turns out to be the perfect spot for my address to go.
And that was just the envelope! Inside was a whole other piece of art, collaged and hand drawn—two seal pups observing a blond-haired figure, with the sky bringing down water and sun rays. I'm very attracted to the line-form style of this drawing. It shows a mastery of figurative study experience, but leaves a lot of interpretation up to the mind and eye. Almost abstract with a sense of storyline… beautiful!
And from Nadia in Barcelona—one of my favorite cities hands-down—a Red Cross Mermaid to the rescue! One of the most delightful freestyle hand-painted figures I've encountered. Nadia used a paintbrush as though it were an ink pen, using a cross-hatching technique, but producing a beautiful Sumi-e (Japanese ink-wash) effect:
Brilliant and beautiful. Thanks to both these mail artists.