On October 7th 2015 we were in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Litsa Spathi took some photos of me, and this one show quite well how I look these days.
An envelope to the Moma for Jennifer Tobias. After scanning and sending I doscoverd that the postage stamps were missing. The artistamps were on it, but there is place for the original postage too…..
I will see if the envelope goes through or not. Actually an interesting experiment. I included an experimental letter as well for Jennifer. Will see if it reaches her and how she reacts:
There are several of thee envelopes that I have sent out. The individual stamps are made with foam letters, and I use several colors to get the impact. All kind of words are used to describe what we do. Fluxus, Dkult, Mail-Art. IUOMA, and guess what, the MoMa even made an exhibition of all that, not just once, but several times. So that means eventually things do end up in a museum………
And to go back to the basic idea of Mail-Art, it was a way to send art from sender to receiver without having a need for a gallery of museum to show the work. Times they are a changing….
This is a special envelope made for Jude Weimeir in USA. He always sends me the most interesting things, and because he is a composer I thought he might enjoy the circles that form his name and address. Several fonts were used, and protected with plastic and now on its way to San Diego in the USA. Hope it arrives safe and that he enjoys it.
Through the mail I got information that A.J. Ward with his A.J.’s Encyclopedia of Stamps and Philatelic Links, is building a huge website (see: http://www.geocities.ws/stamplink/stamps/links.htm) where you can find all kind of information on Artistamps. I had a look and was amazed on the richness of this place. So many things you will find there when you are interested in Artistamps and related stories. He also integrated the Jas. W. Felter website which went offline; have a look at:
A valuable website and link, and a lot of work behind that too!
During the last month August 2015 I received 3 more Braincells from Ryosuke Cohen with the numbers 920, 921 and 922. The process of his gigantic project goes quickly. In a few years he will reach number 1000. That is why I keep sending him envelopes to keep track of the process and to support his project
for more details about the project visit the special group on IUOMA at NING:
You can find there lots of samples of Braincells published by receivers, and normally also the lastest one that came up in the network. Already saw number 923 when looking there!
Received in the vacation this lovely Tile from Heleen de Vaan in Netherlands. She made is through the services from PostNL, and wanted me to have it to hand in the TAM Archive or give it a special use. Especially after coming home from vacation the text fits perfectly:
So I will find a good place for the tile. Heleen always writes small notes with her mailings, so here you can read (in Dutch) what she wrote me:
Heleen has several blogs. so visit her main one and see what she has been sending and receiving over the years at: http://heleendevaan.blogspot.nl/