Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Heebee Post #766 - Cheryl Penn - Durban - Kwa-Zulu Natal - South Africa

 The talented powerhouse, Cheryl Penn, returns to Heebee Jeebeeland with a glorious envelope packed with mail art fun. Her distinctive work is easy to identify with the warm and dark troubled colors and the nearly recognizable alien alphabet lettering - wrangling a concept that is just beyond our understanding.  Like a communique from another dimension.  The only explanation offered from this prodigious artist is the short note shown below.

 The above panel furthers her cryptic endeavor with this festive cyclone of color. This piece is actually a 6"x 4" postcard on glossy photo paper. Cheryl also manages to teach several mail art classes to the public - enriching her community with abstractual art comprehension. Great job!
 What you see here is a terrific ATC (Artist Trading Card) by the blonde wizard. I love the composition and technique of the 2 1/2" x  3 1/2" little masterpiece.
Both sides of the colorful envelope that held the beautiful works are displayed here, featuring several noteworthy appointments. First of all is the splendidly vibrant South African postage - few countries issue more colorful stamps than this one. Then there is, of course, the brilliant painted envelope itself. And then, the word "Gotij". Cheryl  loves to play with new words, as she and her friends invent them.  Unfortunately, this one is so new, I do not know it's meaning. I do know, however, the meaning of the other word shown, "Zalop", a well known word in the mail art world. It means, literally, nothing. A little Dada treat invented by mail art big wig,  Ruud Janssen of The Netherlands. Thank you Cheryl, love your stuff. See you in the post!

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