Saturday, December 18, 2004

Directory Assistance.... can I help you?

I just updated the dmoz (aka open directory project) directory for mailart and artistamps. I've been a volunteer editor for this category for a few years now and I try to keep it up-to-date and make sure there are no bad links. If you know of any sites that need to be added, please go to the appropriate category, click on "suggest URL," and add a short description of the site.

One of the newest sites which was added is by Mozoprimo, A Dutch artist with great ATCs including collages of fish, manikins, found objects and camels with candles.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Banana's Add & Pass

This postcard was sent to the den by Anna Banana from BC Canada. The back of the postcard reads "Sticker Tree Project" and asks the recipient to add the stickers from fruits and vegetables to the branches. It took me about 2 months to eat my quota and fill up the branches on this card.
You'll find mangoes, apples and pomegranates plus a fake fruit sticker.

There is a poem on the reverse of the card which reads:

Who will then snicker
When all the leaves
of all the trees
replaced with
corporate stickers?
Anna has been in the mailart network for quite some time and is probably best known for her VILE magazine project (which she co-edited) from 1974-1983. You can read more about her influence and activities in this article from The Spare Room web site.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Artist of the Month

kiyotei is artist of the month on I still remember joining up with this group over 10 years ago and all the help and collaboration I've received from Lile Elam and the rest of the artists. I'm proud to be a part of the group and here's wishing us all another 10 years in cyberspace together! Cheers!

Special props to Tom Coffin, Jaxxun, Marketta and Jennifer Crystal Fang-Chien for inspiration. collaborations and perspiration.