MinXus Mail Bag: DSF Fest (Destroy) (Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)

DSF - 12.2.2017 - 1

Mail art by Dopesick San Francisco (DSF) aka Michael Kelly (Plymouth, Massachusetts. USA)

 

Here at the mink ranch we’ve been remiss in sharing work received from DSF: a perennial Tenderfoot fave. The drought has ended! So while this isn’t – we admit – actually a full-blown DSF festival we do present a gathering of diverse DSF pieces received during previous months for your viewing pleasure.

The top piece is classic DSF revealing the Punk anti-art aesthetic and, of course, an interest in dogs along with macabre popcult. Is Karina the Dog referenced here? We don’t know. (This would seem to be a postcard depicting an ambitious DSF painting or collage.)

DSF - 12.2.2017 - 2

And more DSF!

DSF - 12.2.2017 - 3

DSF - 12.2.2017 - 4

Thanks as ever to DSF!

Advertisements

MinXus Mail Bag: Classic Mudhead (Chris Reynolds) (Payson, Arizona, USA)

Mudhead - 11.18.2017 - 3

Mail art by Mudhead (aka Chris Reynolds) (Payson, Arizona, USA)

 

We are thrilled to document – even if a tad belated – correspondence art from the great Chris “Mudhead” Reynolds in Arizona. Mudhead’s totally original style and iconography are much in evidence here. Some of these images are also used as foundations for vispo collabs at Asemic Front.

Mudhead - 11.18.2017 - 5

A complete view of the opening scan:

Mudhead - 11.18.2017 - 2

Mudhead - 11.18.2017 - 1

Thanks as ever to Mudhead and look for the epic Mudhead-DVS collabs at Asemic Front!

MinXus Mail Bag: Patricia Landon Add & Return Inspires NLB Homage (Delray Beach, Florida, USA)

Patricia Landon - 11.11.2017 - 2

Mail art by Patricia Landon (Delray Beach, Florida, USA)

 

Patricia Landon’s tee shirt project is circulating through the network with some wonderful results. We are so pleased she included us here at MinXus-Lynxus. This is a great opportunity for some creative fun.

Patricia Landon - 11.11.2017 - 3

Here at the Mink Ranch, her add & return inspired an homage to heart throbs the NLB (Naughty List Bitches).

Patricia Landon - 11.11.2017 - 4

Here’s a closer look at the image:

NLB Forever 11.20171

 

Final collage with spokesmodel Kulter Michael Orr:

Landon-orr.jpg final

Patricia Landon - 11.11.2017 - 1

Many thanks to Patricia Landon!

MinXus Mail Bag: Victorian DaDa by Gin (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)

 

Gin - 11.15.2017 - 4

Mail art by Gin (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)

 

We have been a tad inconsistent with blogging here at the Mink Ranch recently due in large part to the outdoor demands of the seasonal change. Winter is a comin’. But hopefully, we are a little more “back in the saddle” beginning with this FAB work by dearest cousin Gin in Knoxville.

Most networkers are aware of Gin’s extraordinary abilities as an artist as well as her absolutely distinctive collage style. She will – we are convinced – be forever remembered in network history too for the invention of Victorian DaDa. These new pieces – we are also convinced – are wonderfully representative of the elusive yet powerful Victorian DaDa aesthetic.

Gin - 11.15.2017 - 3

We have the situation of an envelope within and envelope due to a mailing glitch.

Gin - 11.15.2017 - 5

Gin - 11.15.2017 - 1

Gin - 11.15.2017 - 2

Thanks as ever to Gin!

MinXus Mail Bag: Age of Print Artifacts for Mail Art Recycling by Annette Kesterson (San Francisco, California, USA)

Annette - 10.27.2017 - 1

Mail art by Annette Kesterson (San Francisco, California, USA)

 

Have you ever noticed how many members of the current Eternal Network are professionally engaged in library work? I see this as something very positive that has benefits on multiple levels. This package from Annette Kesterson is a prime example.

First, Annette Kesterson is a faithful correspondent and postal friend. Her work has graced my MinXus-Lynxus and IUOMA pages before, and I always receive positive responses when she appears. This package is a bit different but, I think, of great interest to mail artists and anyone drawn to print ephemera.

Mail artists support each other by exchanging unusual material for collage and other projects. (Including found material in mailings is now a standard part of Trashpo exchanges.) This is certainly a positive use of the postal system in mail art that cannot be duplicated digitally in terms of materiality. Annette Kesterson sent a liberal sampling of material from the school library where she works. This is a pure treasure trove for a mail artist. I am very grateful.

Annette - 10.27.2017 - 2

Annette - 10.27.2017 - 3

The discarded book cards are a fascinating and profoundly human relic of the Age of Print. Among other uses, asemic writers are recycling old handwriting in their compositions.

Annette - 10.27.2017 - 4

Annette - 10.27.2017 - 5

Annette - 10.27.2017 - 6

You are only limited by your imagination!

Annette - 10.27.2017 - 7

Annette - 10.27.2017 - 8

Annette - 10.27.2017 - 9

Thanks as ever to Annette Kesterson!

MinXus Mail Bag: Trashponcho & Hurricane D-Kit by Lucky Pierre (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)

Lucky Pierre - 10.18.2017 - 1Mail art by Lucky Pierre (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)

 

Lucky Pierre is officially recognized as a Legend of Trashpo and is also known as one of the more fervent disciples of Richard Canard. In recent times she has become – for me anyway – somewhat reclusive and obscure.

I was concerned about her when the terrible storms battered the USA in the last several months but heard indirectly she was well. Then this mail art arrived from Lucky Pierre.

As you can see from the opening scan, she uses the image of Diane Keys’ Attitude Girl. The concept of the piece is a Hurricane Irma survival kit. This invokes the Trashpo D-Kit as well. Ironically, probably just a coincidence, ponchos like this were exchanged as a part of MinXus mail art too.

Lucky Pierre - 10.18.2017 - 2

Lucky Pierre - 10.18.2017 - 3

The famous Lucky Pierre stamp:

Lucky Pierre - 10.18.2017 - 4

Lucky Pierre - 10.18.2017 - 5

Here are the contents of the envelope by Lucky Pierre. The piece on top is a roof shingle:

Lucky Pierre - 10.18.2017 - 6

Lucky Pierre - 10.18.2017 - 7

And here is the poncho unpacked, a bit of Bagism:

Lucky Pierre - 10.18.2017 - 8

Lucky Pierre - 10.18.2017 - 9

Always wonderful to receive mail art from Lucky Pierre!