It's awfully annoying to get mail that's been butchered by the postal service - especially a piece of mail art.
Well, you know what they say, "Sh*t Happens!" Yes, it does happen, but you can't help thinking about the time and care that went into making the mail art.
Here in the good old U.S. of A, the postal service places damaged mail into a plastic bag. Printed on the bag is the USPS's apology and regret for damaging your mail.
"Dear Postal Customer,
We sincerely regret the damage to your mail during the handling by the Postal Service. We hope this incident did not inconvenience you. We realize that your mail is important to you and that you have every right to expect it to be delivered in good condition."
From: Cheryl Penn (South Africa)
So very excited and pleased to receive mail from Cheryl Penn, a phenomenal conceptual artist from South Africa.
I've been acquainted with Cheryl for a short time, yet I have come to know of her tremendous output of art. You see, mutual mail art friends have shared Cheryl's asemic writing, visual poetry, artists books and much more.
Cheryl's story, Leonardo and The Vetruvian Man (e not i), is paired with a
piece of cut up Painting # 116.
Jayne Barket Lyons, Mail Artist and Collector of Stuff.