Monday, September 30, 2019

Life on K2-18b

I am in the middle of working on a very large piece of art.  The process has involved painting paper and then using a punch to make hundreds of circles.   These scraps seemed too could not to repurpose.  Maybe the inspiration came from listening to the B-52s after reading about this newly discovered planet called K2-18b.  Of course, my interest in maps has always played a role in my art.  After printing some of my digital art it all came together in a series of portal maps to reach K2-18b.  It will be the fastest way to visit the planet that is some 142 light years from Earth. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Summer Mail Wrap-Up

A summer of making art and travel is wrapping up and it is time to review some of the recent mail I have received.  I love those big envelopes of collages and prints from Eastern Europe sent by Virgo and Mindaugas Žuromskas.  An envelope and note from Egg Mail Art curator Eva Mosonyi even had a Hungarian postage stamp which featured some eggs she made (I am impressed).  And how did Thea Hollister know I have always loved the Eurythmics?  This Summer’s mail art included the following:

  1. Marina Salmaso– Denmark
  2. Fleur Helsingor- California 
  3. Virgo– Russia 
  4. William Mellott– Taiwan 
  5. Bonniediva – Illinois 
  6. Wabi Sabi Sews – California
  7. Gregg Biggs – Museum of Unclaimed Ephemera – California
  8. Mindaugas Žuromskas – Lithuania 
  9. Heather Ferguson – California
  10. Dori Singh – California 
  11. Eva Mosonyi– Hungary
  12. Peter Müller – Germany
  13. Thea Hollister — Washington State 
  14. Maria Quiroga – Argentina