Saturday, October 1, 2011

Heebee Post #660 - Ross Priddle (Bentspoon) - (Part #1) - Calgary, Alberta - Canada

As I have said many times, I don't usually post 'Add and Passes', but this one, I kind of liked and found entertaining and, an interesting bunch of contributors found their way onto this. I just added some colorful variations of the U.S. "Trans-Pacific Airmail" stamp and a wintry Fashionista and voila, it's off to the next mail artist. Oh yeah, and I made the original document into a layer and put a new layer of color under the whole thing in Photoshop. I have been doing this for years and still I wonder - am I cheating? Any views on using Photoshop for the "Add and Pass"? I know there are plenty of 'old school' types that frown on the digital - is their prohibitive view of this valid in these modern times? And, does anyone even care? Bentspoon Mail Art.


  1. John Heartfield used photomontage in the '30s, not just cut and paste. Surely he would have no qualms about going digital.

    The cut and paste crew all seem to have websites on which they display their work digitally.

    The image matters, not the medium.

  2. Thanks for your input Roy. That's about how I feel about it too. I remember reading your blog and you compared your going digital to Bob Dylan going electric. I knew exactly how you felt about it and I agree whole heartedly. 'Nuff said!

    Viva la Digital!