Monday, September 26, 2011

Heebee Post #659 - Cheryl Penn - Glen Anil, KwaZulu Natal - South Africa

"Free-Bound and Paradox Situational" Cheryl Penn's thought provoking series of giant (4"x6") ATC's, "Women who hold up the World", are quite paralyzing visions of duty, destiny and peculiar sense of freedom that can often produce some troubles.
Life's voyagers sometimes are enveloped in existential situations that are usually too complicated to allow happiness. Agony in life should be so easy to avoid, but alas, 'The Human Condition' can really rack up the points against you and the daily report of it makes up your face.
Some pretty vibrant tones in Cheryl's handsomely decorated envelope. South African postage is always interesting and I see she added her word of Mail Art Zen: "Zalop'! A long story behind this entertaining word that is tossed around like a tattered baseball by mail artists, all over the world. It actually means nothing. Great job Cheryl. Love those scary looking cards - See you soon in the post old girl. Cheryl Penn Artworks.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Heebee Post #658 - Uli Grohmann - Munster - Germany

Uli sends in this colorful conundrum - a question that has, no doubt, been asked many times all over the world - ever since mail has been delivered.
Grohmann's sense of humor is invariably injected into his mail art. Here he portrays himself as a root bound Rumplestiltskin. Nice. Thank you very much Uli.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Heebee Post #657 - Tatiana Makarova - Tartarstan - Russia

This lovely hodge podge sent in by Tatiana actually reminds me of the terrifying "Kronos" , the 1957 film of a monstrously huge, alien invasion robot. I loved this corny movie for some reason. I know if I saw it now, I would be appalled.
Glad to have Tatiana visit Heebee Jeebeeland. Her envelope is festooned with colorful Russian postage and several of her own rubber stampings. It looks cheerful and exotic. That dark blue and white bear stamp has a noble quality to it. Thank you very much Miss Marakova.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Heebee Post #656 - Lothar Trott (Lotro Poku) - Zurich - Switzerland

Lothar sends in the little booklet, "Lotro and Eva Cola in Mailart Land". Part documentation for his wild "No Boring Mail Art" and part the ongoing Dada Saga "Pokuland". The little publication is an unbridled ride through Lothar's dreamy Mail Art realm.
Lothar (Lotro) creates every aspect of his own universe and stays submerged under his love of Art while, at the same time, asking the viewer "What is Dada"?
Here, Lothar expresses his fondness for wearing mail art hats (with the mysterious Eva Cola).
The Swiss Fluxist also included this very interesting self portrait - the back cover of the little artist booklet.
"No Boring Mail Art". I must admit, I liked that theme for Lothar's current project and try to subscribe to that idea myself. This energetic looking envelope has a lot going on. Great job old man! I just sent something to you a few days ago. See ya then!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Heebee Post #655 - Wolfgang Skodd - Dortmund - Germany

Check out this stunningly monolithic "Fluxus Affair" postcard. Isn't she thinking: "There's nothing wrong with me a little Mail Art won't fix"? This is fantastisch Herr Skodd!
I like Wolfgang's terrific sense of mail art humor. This card really made my day! Isn't that Ray Johnson up in the right corner? Nice. Thanks very much banana man. Banana Underground.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Heebee Post #654 - Frips - Gent - Belgium

I like the ambiguous appeal of Frip's exhausted athlete block print. The viewer did not see the event that has just finished and so, has no idea as to the competitor's status. Defeat? Triumph? It is difficult to tell. Little tales of speculation entertain the imagination nicely.
Nice to see long time mail artist and beret wearing Fluxist (see her artistamp in the top right above), Frips, back for a visit. I love that stamp. Notice also, how she likes to adorn her postcards and envelopes with postage overlapping the edges - giving it that sort of tattered traveler appeal. Thank you very much dear Frips, I have just sent something off to you several days ago by the way. Frips Mail Art.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Heebee Post #653 - David Stanley Aponte - Lancaster, Pennsylvania - USA

David returns with this marvelous P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft photo postcard. I am a big fan of WWII aircraft and have attended many airshows on the west coast. For some odd reason, I have always taken delight in identifying military aircraft. So, nice card!
And I love the 'B' movie credits look of the reverse side of the entertaining card. Thank you very much David and I shall take note of your new address - See ya in the mail!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Heebee Post #652 - Norbert Koczorski - Diepholz - Germany

Wow, I am just loving this noble looking Fluxus Affair depiction. All the perfect ingredients for the visual concept of Fluxus adoration - a sharing of the printed words encapsulated in the infatuating silhouette. Flux-poem vision.
Norbert's envelope is also splendid to behold. It has that sort of Fluxus encyclopedia look that I like a lot. Of the interesting features is the spectacular Deutsch postage stamp (fantastic!) and Norbert's artistamp "Koczorski" to the left of it. Thank you very much Norbert - super work!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Heebee Post #651 - Viviana Cernjul - Buenos Aries - Argentina

Viviana treats Fall with an adoring fondness "An incredible golden sound lies under my feet..." - the crinkling of Autumn leaves being stepped on? In any event, you can certainly feel the festive and jubilant glee Viviana has for the new season. Not to mention the wonderful 'Posta Insecta' theme as well.
Viviana has sent in a double blast of mail art - the above being part #1. I have actually had this piece for a couple of weeks or so, but couldn't post it because there was a little Summer left and the weather was the best it's been all year - So, I waited until now - seemed a little more appropriate somehow. Thanks V., I love this one!
Part #2 of Viviana's efforts looks like a "Jenga" game or, perhaps, an aerial view of a vegetable farm.
I love Argentine postage stamps and the ones seen on this envelope are a super example of why. The rubber stampings of Dada photo montage artist Hannah Hoch are cool too. Thank you very much Viviana - I'll be visiting your mail box soon. Find this happy and busy mail artist here: Mail Art for the World.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Heebee Post #650 - Russell Manning - Dallas, Texas - USA

Russell's statuesque Mail Art cowgirl, Miss Candy Barr, strapping on her revolvers.
From the Lone Star state, Russell returns with his unique sense of humor (almost Tim Burton-esque-ish). Like your mail box girl too. Thank you very much Mr. Manning, I'll see you in the mail.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Heebee Post #649 - Richard Canard - Carbondale, Illinois - USA

"I can speak some English, but mostly Postalranto is the language of my choice"! - Succinctly and well put by veteran mail artist Richard Canard. This cool postcard is like a variety show of thought. Richard's reflections on our existence, under the spell of the human condition, is always entertaining.
Canard's work always makes me smile - with a chuckle or two. He is always upbeat and his fun postcards are always a nice shot of happy ponderance. Good to see you again old man and thank you for the card. Be seeing you in the mail very soon.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Heebee Post #648 - Irene Ronchetti - Buenos Aries - Argentina

Nice to see Irene back with this harrowing fluxus tale of life in the big city. I like two 'T's radiating out from the Space Needle. Nice touch!
I love these 'happy adventure' looking artistamps. A very interesting technique.
Irene writes that she would like to swap the above 3 artistamps for 3 from Heebee Jeebeeland. I am delighted to do so!
Ah, back to Vichy French Morrocco with, possibly, the best romance movie ever made. Two great actors doing their very best work. Don't recognize this pair? Shame. Casablanca.
Love that 'Alien Glare' artistamp and that cool "Stamp" stamp seen on fun 'postal' looking envelope. Thanks Irene, it's always a pleasure to have your here. Will be visiting your post box soon! Zona Postal.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Heebee Post #647 - Roland Karcher (Rolka) - Wittenheim - France

Rolka's fascinating calligraphy tools seem to be perfect for the mood swinging author. I love the forbidden appeal of this collection. As if the ink tips would suck the soul out of those who would wield them. Great work!
The great realm of Rolkaland is featured on this exquisite "Republique of Rolkavie" artistamp. An outstanding example of faux postage!
This cosmo-numeric decorated envelope is rich in perceived textures and resembles a lush rug. Thank you very much Roland - your work is stupendous. Rolka Mail Art. Be seeing you in the post box!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Heebee Post #646 - Rachel Freeman - Lawrence, Kansas - USA

Rachel returns to the land of Heebee Jeebee with this sort of 'sensual puzzle' viewing card. It seems to have an odd 'renaissance' feel to it. Perhaps the 'New Normal' for Elizabethan times? An interesting notion.
The above is the perfect little Fluxus Affair universe. The intimate closeness of the two lithe figures , sealed within the confines of the panel, can be seen and felt by the keen observer. It's a shame to be alone.
Rachel also included this curious "Papers" ATC.
This large A4 size envelope carried the assortment - like being hauled on the back of a Burro! Thank you Rachel - very nice to see you here again old girl! Check her entertaining mail art site here: Rachel Freeman Mail Art.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Heebee Post #645 - RCBz - St. Clown, Minnesota - USA

Some folk's mailboxes are pretty well blessed sometimes - as mine was this morning when this visually opulent conundrum from mail artist and digital wizard RCBz showed up - The very first of the "New Normal" postings. It's gorgeous Roy. I must also add that the post office did not treat this beauty kindly - Can you see the awful scraping across the surface? Ah well, it remains awesome in spite of it's mistreatment.
I think it's great that the first "New Normal" posting should be RCBz's work. And get a load of that fantastic "Amateur Radio" 5 cent U.S. postage stamp - one of my all time favorites (probably because it reminds me of the "Outer Limits" TV show from the 1960's). I did get charged a 'postage due' of 24 cents however, because the Post Office evidently didn't recognize that unusual postage in the corner. Isn't that perfect for the first "The New Normal"? Thanks Roy - love this card!