March 2019 Mail Art from Jorge Martin...
This is my first piece of m-a from Jorge Martin, a fellow IUOMA member. Jorge's "DADA" collage is composed of elements like: paint, red duct tape, doodling (or perhaps asemic writing), and various scraps of ephemera (postage stamps, book & magazine clippings). A view of the backside tells us that Jorge used recycled paper for the substrate - a utility 'safety notice.'
If you're familiar with my art, you will know that I do a great deal of collage work. Jorge's DADA piece is quite similar to my style, imho.
Very nice mail from Virginia. Looking forward to more in the future.
Thanks a bunch, Jorge!
Mail from Linda Rogers, August 2018:
Linda and I are in the CIRCLES group on IUOMA-ning. In her post card to me, she makes mention of circles. The artwork on front includes circles, however at first glance, the eyes are drawn to the triangle shapes and the stripes.
Mail Art from September 2018:
Another Deco made its way to me, this time from Toni Hanner. The "Asian Influence Deco" was started by fellow IUOMA-ning member, Carolyn Cline (Colorado Springs, CO).
Here is the page I did for the Deco:
Thanks a bunch, Toni!
Read my post on Decos here.
Mail from December 2018:
The Lyons’ Den received a very first piece of mail from Moscow, Russia via Ilya Semenenko-Basin. Ilya used postage stamps and glue to create an interesting collage.
The collage I received was done on a post card, and features a number of circles and other shapes.
Mail from August 2018:
This collage piece by Amy Irwen truly showcases her talent as a mixed media artist.
On the backside (not shown here), Amy states that the piece is a ‘“P.C. Collage w/ 3D Elements: Paper - Fiber - Machine Sewn - Typewriter Board Keys - Chipboard.”
I’m sure Amy won’t mind me sharing that we are mail art friends AND ‘real life’ pals. We live within ten miles of each other, and it has been a blast to get together! She is the cream of the crop!
Love this piece! Thanks, Amy!!
Nancy Bell Scott is one of my favorite mail artists! I cherish everything she sends me.
Number 1, Side A is a photo of a collage piece. Nancy is skillful at layering and adding texture. The asemic writing is an added bonus.
Number 2, Side A is an 'ink minimal.' According to Nancy - she enjoys 'doing it at times. It is SO HARD for me to get minimal!'
(Originally posted on my blog at IUOMA, April 3, 2018)
The month of March ended with mail from Mary J. Grellner! Mary shared one of her new collages, which I like very much because of the vintage elements. Lovely piece!
Included in the envelope was a post card of a marble statue of Joan of Arc by Francois Rude, French sculptor (1784-1855).
The pooch pictured here, is Mary's cute dog, Mimi! As a dog lover, I appreciate the photo.
A vintage retail catalog was the source for most images in this collage postcard. A postage stamp, rubber stamp image, and some doodling finished the piece.
(Originally posted on my blog at IUOMA, March 5, 2018)
Another warm welcome ~ this time from Nancy Bell Scott! Thanks so much, Nancy! A pleasant surprise, indeed!
Nancy included three scrape collages. I like her technique, and enjoy old scrappy bits! On the envelope is a stamped phrase: "Don't get even, get odd." Love it!
Jayne Barket Lyons, Mail Artist and Collector of Stuff.