Thursday, May 17, 2018

From Zero to Infinity



I sent some mail art to Pier Roberto Bassi for his From Zero to Infinity Mail Art ProjectA month or so later I received a poster and Sheet #17. It is a set of artists stamps featuring my work and the other latest respondents.  A very cool project – you can check it out on Pier’s blog.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Handmade Postcards from San Francisco



When you make mail art, there is no need to buy souvenir postcards, even in a city like San Francisco where there are countless ones available.  And, you can choose the landmarks.  Golden Gate Bridge?  Or why not use my Sutro Tower rubber stamp?  This set, mailed today, pays homage to San Francisco’s most ubiquitous invention, the one truly known around the world; blue jeans.  

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Mail Art from Torma Cauli


Last week I received a new piece of mail art from Torma Cauliand immediately recognized a map of Hungary.  At least I think it is a map of Hungary, I tend to see maps everywhere.  It’s always a pleasure to see what Torma comes up with next, here are some of the additional pieces I have received in recent years.  You can see more of the mail art he sends and receives on his blog.

Monday, April 23, 2018

rubber stamps + patterns = mail art





This weekend the project was all about hand carving rubber stamps. This stack is on the way in the mail.

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.