Mail Artist Jimmy Connors (Germany) sent a couple more homemade postcards with his signature 'cut out' windows. The more recent card is featured first. Take a look...
Jimmy Connors Mail Art (July 09, 2020)
The 'self portrait' postcard made its way to me on July 9. A collage on front is a composite of images that form an offbeat person. The base of the work is a glossy postcard. Jimmy cuts out several 'windows,' then adds other collage elements.
At first glance I thought I was looking at a bandaged head with only the face exposed. Upon further study I realized that the white area is actually a silhouette of a head. It looks like the silhouette of Ray Johnson's head that I've seen elsewhere in the Network.
The postcard has a 2019 Deutschland postage stamp featuring Pippi Langstrumpf (Longstocking). As a young girl I enjoyed the Pippi books.
On the backside there are words in blue that read, "You can recycle, compost or flush me down the toilet." There is also an image of an old dude holding a jacket. I wonder which image is the
Jimmy Connors Mail Art (May 28, 2020)
The earlier card arrived on May 28. The larger portion of the piece may be from a clothing catalog cover or something similar. Windows were cut out, and a section of a 'blockhead' postcard was placed over it. Various collage bits and pieces were attached to finish off the piece.
Thanks for the great mail art, Jimmy Connors!
Here's another great postcard from fellow IUOMA-ning member, Jimmy Connors (Germany). Using the 'Ray Johnson Double' image as the base, Jimmy has made a simple and humorous photomontage. The speech bubble reads, "I don't know this Ray Jones guy..."
You may recall that I had used the same image of Johnson when I participated in Mick Boyle's online mail art show, 'Ray Johnson Double Add and Return.'
Thanks much for the great mail art, Jimmy!
Mail art from Jimmy Connors (Germany) received February 15, 2019...
I had to look through my mail art logbook to see if I had received any mail from Jimmy Connors in the past. As it turns out, this postcard is the first piece from him.
This wonderful post card arrived from Germany on May 2. It is the first piece of mail from Werner Noske, a professional artist and fellow member of IUOMA.
The card features a pink and white woodcut print of a bearded man. He appears to be crestfallen.
The artist provides his web address on the back of the post card, so I spent time browsing the site. I discovered that, since the early 1970s, Werner Noske has worked with various forms of visual art: painting (watercolor, acrylic, oil), drawing, printmaking (etching, linoleum & wood) and sculpture.
Jayne Barket Lyons, Mail Artist and Collector of Stuff.