MinXus Mail Bag: Post=MinXus by Moan Lisa (Iowa City, Iowa, USA)

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Digital mail art by Moan Lisa (Iowa City, Iowa, USA)

 

Moan Lisa sent us this work in digital form. We have posted it elsewhere, so it might not be new to astute Tenderfoots. But we wanted to officially recognize it for what it is: A significant Post-MinXus work and give it proper and official documentation.

Thanks Moan!

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

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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.

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

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Here’s a closer look at the image:

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Final collage with spokesmodel Kulter Michael Orr:

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Many thanks to Patricia Landon!

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

 

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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.

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

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Thanks as ever to Gin!

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

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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.

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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.

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You are only limited by your imagination!

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Thanks as ever to Annette Kesterson!

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

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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.

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The famous Lucky Pierre stamp:

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

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

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Always wonderful to receive mail art from Lucky Pierre!

MinXus Mail Bag: 3 X Jimmy Connors (Berlin, Germany)

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We met Jimmy Connors via the venerable IUOMA-Ning. He has been graciously sending some very fine pieces, and we’re thrilled to be able to showcase three of them for the first time here at the humble MinXus-Lynxus site. These pieces show a Trashpo and Fluxus sensibility. Here are two views of the reverse side:

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The second piece by Jimmy Connors is more complex:

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The postcard-size work folds out:

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The reverse side:

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The third piece by Jimmy Connors:

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Many thanks to Jimmy Connors!

MinXus Mail Bag: Hand-Painted Envelope & Prints by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

Mail art by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

 

Here is another gorgeous addition to our archival collection of hand-painted envelopes by Ruud Janssen. As IUOMA founder, artist and mail art scholar, Ruud Janssen needs no introduction in the mail art network. He is a great friend to both MinXus-Lynxus and Asemic Front. In fact, he contributed work to launch Asemic Front and gave a huge boost to Trashpo and DKult during the Karnival of Trash era.

Ruud Janssen has been doing FAB pieces that integrate images from the digital world with visual poetry as well as asemics. He kindly included two prints of this kind in the package:

And in the mail art tradition, personal notes as well:

Most networkers know that Ruud Janssen is especially strong in the stamp area. He usually manages to send interesting material of this type in his envelopes. We can get a glimpse of current IUOMA promotional material as well. We especially like the recycling of the classic Fluxus stamp design:

The envelope’s reverse side:

As ever, many thanks to Ruud Janssen!!!