MinXus Mail Bag: FAB Trash & Pass by Borderline Grafix (USA), Carina Granlund (Finland) & Diane Keys (USA)

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Mail art collab by Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland), Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA) and Borderline Grafix (Austin, Texas, USA)

Deepest thanks go out to Borderline Grafix of DKULTX for sending us this spectacular collage-collab started by network luminaries Carina Granlund and Queen of Trash Diane Keys. Our D-Kompatriot in Texas has clearly made his own distinctive additions that raise the work to yet another level of Trashpo post-decadence.

This piece (approximately 8.5 X 11 inches) testifies to the fact that the Trash & Pass (the Trashpo version of the Add & Pass) is alive and well. In our estimation, this collage stands among the Trash & Pass classics. Borderline Grafix is a great stamp artist, and this piece is filled with a forest of contemporary mail art icons. (In fact, it could pass for a Brain Cell!). Here is a close-up of one that alludes to the Post-Pop elements of the work. (How can we have a Carina Granlund presence without Post-Pop?)

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Here is the reverse side that includes an explanation.

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Borderline Grafix also included one of his solo pieces in the mailing:

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The reverse:

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When we receive a piece like this, we are always torn between greedily keeping it for the MinXus Archives or adding and passing on to others. A solution is possible that allows for both. Thanks to Carina, Diane and Borderline Grafix!

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