MinXus Mail Bag: Mail Art by Yayoi S.W. (Kirkland, Washington, USA)

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Mail art by Yayoi S.W. (Kirkland, Washington, USA)


A HUGE (albeit belated) welcome and thank you to Yayoi S.W. who appears on the venerable pages of MinXus-Lynxus for the first time. Of course Yayoi S.W. receives the customary nod, wink and secret handshake extended to all new Tenderfoots.

As far as we know, Yayoi S.W. is a newcomer to the Eternal Network and is sending some FAB work through the postal system and posting some beautiful and interesting work at IUOMA-Ning. Yesterday we dispatched a package to Yayoi. So, clearly, we’re looking forward to exchanges in the future. Stay tuned!


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Mail Art Collab by Diane Keys and Richard Canard (Illinois, USA)

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Mail art collab by Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA) and Richard Canard (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)


This scan of a remarkable mail art collaboration by Diane Keys and Richard Canard has been circulating on Facebook in recent days to much acclaim. We’ve “appropriated” the image to share with M-L Tenderfoots and, generally, perhaps, to a wider and certainly more focused network audience than the FB shares reach.

We believe this is mail art of the “Instant Classic” variety that deserves even more attention than it is receiving. We cannot help but note a similarity the work of the late Susan McAllister (Berkeley, California, USA). Possibly this is intentional.

Congratulations to Diane Keys and Richard Canard!


Sea of DaDa by Mikel Untzilla (Euskadi, Spain)

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Mail art by Mikel Untzilla (Euskadi, Spain)


Mikel Untzilla is a wonderfully inventive artist who has been very generous sharing his work with MinXus-Lynxus. We are thrilled to feature this new piece he sent that uses the ORIGINAL/COPY theme. We’re not exactly sure the source of the ORIGINAL/COPY art we see circulating (Joey Patrickt has been doing something similar), but we dearly adore the concept and the results we are seeing. Mikel Untzilla’s piece here is also a visual exploration of DaDaist metaphor – were such a thing possible or plausible – using the hammerhead shark. Mikel Untzilla’s work is always rich in texture and detail.

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Many thanks to Mikel Untzilla!

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

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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.)

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And more DSF!

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Thanks as ever to DSF!

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

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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.

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A complete view of the opening scan:

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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)

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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!