Friday, April 6, 2018

Minimal Mail and More…

The latest batch of mail art I have received includes some seasonal pieces like a spring print from Meral Ağar in Turkey and some Poisson ‘d’Avril (April Fools) mail from Pamela Gerard (San Francisco, not France).  There is also some rather minimalist mail art from Lours Postal in France as well as collages made from paint samples by Marina Salmaso in a Blå Station envelope that arrived from Denmark.   The latest arrivals shown here are:
  1. Meral Ağar
  2. Gregg Biggs, Museum of Unclaimed Ephemera
  3. Pia Zaragoza
  4. Pamela Gerard
  5. Jennifer Utter
  6. Lours Postal
  7. Marina Salmaso

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Printing Death Valley


 
I believe the last time I was carving out linoleum and making block prints was when I was student.  Maybe it was the visible geologic time machine of Death Valley that inspired me after last weekend’s trip to the desert.  This one comes from a long morning hike way back into Mosaic Canyon – one of my favorite places in the national park.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Book is a Friend



Sometimes when you make and send mail art you have to accept that it just might not get there.  All that was left of this copy of Sinclair Lewis’s Main Street, was the cover.  That has been converted into a postcard with obsessively hand-painted bookshelves on the back – it was kind of addictive painting those.   Now, let’s hope it makes it to Russia.