Save the USPS project update

10/21/2012 § 1 Comment

The Save the USPS postal project has been loaned for display. It will appear as part of The Unexpected: Art in Transit postal exhibition at the Basch Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, in Sarasota, Florida. However, the project will not be travelling on to the second, sister exhibition.

Many thanks to everyone who played!

the ambiguous rat (or: fun with letterpress printing)

04/01/2012 § 4 Comments

The ambiguous rat... You don't know what's going on in this picture. No, you don't!

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brilliant! more cracker mail

01/29/2012 § Leave a comment

Before Christmas, Diane Keys of Elgin, Illinois, sent me a handmade book in an envelope made from a cracker box. I emailed to thank her for the mail and expressed the disappointment my husband felt that didn’t contain any crackers. So… she followed up by sending crackers! « Read the rest of this entry »

the sending of the empty box, and more mail

12/04/2011 § Leave a comment

Two things happened in the same week that got me thinking about boxes. The first thing was watching How to Draw a Bunny, again, which I like revisiting once or twice a year. It’s about Ray Johnson’s life and work. Love that guy. He was a complete and total genius, and equally a complete and total nut. In an interview with Christo and Jean-Claude, they describe a work of art that they sent to him as a gift, a wrapped box. Inside the box is a note which tells the opener (Ray Johnson) that by opening the wrapped box, the artwork was destroyed, but as a souvenir, also enclosed is a photograph of the wrapped box.

The second thing that happened that week was my checking out a new book from the library: Mail Me Art: Going Postal with the World’s Best Illustrators and Designers. This book contains 2D and 3D mail art. The book’s photography is very good and the work is diverse and interesting, for the most part. I became pretty interested in the empty boxes that made it into the book. So I decided to send someone an empty.

It’s my first empty. I enjoyed making it but I think as I continue to explore the box, I will hopefully progress into making something more compelling.

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