Sunday, December 29, 2013

Heebee Post #1070 - Lord Fugue (Sky City) - Hickory City, North Carolina - USA

 "The Metaphysical Buckwheatification of the Giant Hadron Collider" - An interesting notion by the "Always striving for regions yet discovered" Lord Fugue. Just consider the "Large Hadron Collider" for a moment: It is located beneath the earth, near Geneva and is the world's largest laboratory. It is dedicated to the pursuit of the reproduction of conditions within a billionth of a second after the so called "Big Bang".  This takes place within the Collider's 27km (16.77 miles) circular accelerator underground. Now imagine taking a swirl or two around the course at close to the velocity of light and suddenly encountering a "Collision point". Yeah, I'd have about the same expression on my face as Fugue's bewildered subject! Nicely accomplished my dear Fugue!
 It has been a while since Sky City has graced the 4th Dimension with his special brand of cranial chaos. This side almost appears to be some kind of extra dimensional cosmic map. Or a sort of bonus dimension Chess-like game - with Sky City the fearless competitor - playing the game with a deft wit.

I had to showcase this peculiar artistamp, "Suddenly, I was able to see right through walls" - an "Infected with the other reality" brain, valiantly waving as though a cavalier "Freak" flag declaring it's odd ambition!  Love this stamp Fugue - very nice! Be seeing you in the mail old boy!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Heebee Post #1069 - Valery Shimanovsky - Nizhekamsk, Tatartstan - Russia

 Good ol' Ray's mortal shell may have expired long ago but, his fluxus image may never perish! Here he is, once again, as ubiquitous as ever, this time greeting me from Russia! Please don't get me wrong here. As with anyone having been involved with mail art and the amusing business of Fluxus for any amount of time at all, seeing Ray is like seeing your old favorite uncle - everybody seems to have a great affection for the Papa of Mail Art!
 I had to darken this rubber stamping of the popular Shimanovsky to get a better view. I had never really noticed before but, Valery looks more than a little bit like the late British screen actor, Peter Sellers! One might say, remarkably so! I can tell you folks, that Vallery's brilliant sense of humor will allow him a chuckle when he reads this! Good show Inspector!
The handsome postcard is actually a shimmery silver but, difficult to reproduce as brilliantly as when held in your hand. Hello from USA my old friend. I love Shimanovsky's visits here - Nobody's having more fun with Mail Art than Val and his notorious Fluxus friends. Check out his sight: Valery Shimanovsky Mail Art

Friday, December 27, 2013

Heebee Post #1068 - Claudio Romeo - Province of Monza e Brianz - Italy

 Apparently, Claudio and CT Chew have an ongoing  interesting "Collaboration in Progress" (See Heebee Post #1061) that involved these fascinatingly beautiful Artistamps that are marked both "Triangle Post" and "Claudio Romeo".

 I thought a closer examination of one or two of these might show off the exquisitely clear printing.

Some of these are astonishing - a shame I couldn't furnish the clarity they really do deserve. 

This extraordinary pasta eating feat exhibits Claudio's "Hunger" (Affimati di arte postal) for mail art.  Note the almost rabid zeal in which he attempts his unattainable satisfaction.
Claudio's smorgasbord of yummies prominently includes "Mail Art" on the menu. 
This is a Claudio's DodoDada  project and you can join in the fun as well: DodoDada web site. 

And be sure to take Claudio's wiggly advice, seen on the left.
Thanks Claudio - I've just sent you something. I hope you enjoy. Ciao Bambino!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Heebee Post #1067 - Kiki Desvaux - Paroy-sur-Tholon - France

Kiki sends in a heartfelt tribute and a sincere commemorative for the late musician/songwriter, Lou Reed. A perfect depiction of his tough rocker persona although, much to his advantage, there always seemed to be more than one personality at work within the intrepid entertainer.  
 The entire envelope is in a glorious swirling Lou Reed-a-vision festival of Lou (he would have liked that). The large Reed festooned envelope contained the following "Plate Block":

These stamps describe nicely Lou's illustrative penchant for the darker corners of Life. These stamps are a grand philatelic display are superbly made by Ms Desvaux and are a grand homage to the popular star.  Perfect construction. This one's for you Lou. The Dirty Boulevard.
Thank you very much Kiki - I too was a big Lou Reed fan and sorry to see him pass away recently. His is definitely worthy of the honor. See you in the Rock and Roll Mail Box Kiki!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Heebee Post #1066 - Kit Gonzales-Moore - Edgewood, New Mexico - USA

 It has been quite a while since Kit has visited Heebee Jeebeeville and once again she rings the bells of the 4th Dimension - this time with the classy sleaze of  a dreadful immortal.  As the popular genre of Vampires grows - so, evidently, does the convenience of their feeding habits. Superbly drawn by the clever artist  - and I must make special note of that intrepid tattoo - "Live Forever" - perfect! She sure captures the sultriness of this Vampyrette nicely as she pauses, satisfyingly, from her ghastly imbibing.

I am always into personalized rubber stamping cancellations - Giving the art that official sense of important postal business.

I have missed Kit's special brand of charming chaos and am certainly delighted to find her entertaining work in my mail box. Thank you very much Kit - glad to be reconnected with you - let's have some fun exchanges and so, see ya in the mail my entrancing friend.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Heebee Post #1065 - Lothar Trott (Lotro Poku) - Zurich - Switzerland

 A special delivery from Pokuland ensures all of us interested in the international Mail Art community that Lotro Poku is well and still serving up his peculiar brand of Fluxus cocktails - the silhouetted men with hats swimming around with a few other interesting ingredients that comprise his unique Dada Martini.

  A closer inspection of Lothar's Artistamp delivers an odd 'contact of familiarity', even if the viewer cannot determine if that groomed fellow is appearing jaunty  - or is he revealing a more cheeky behavior?  Dada tales like this one are like passing beauties to pause for as they cross in front of the life of our vision.

Always glad to have evidence that the kingdom of  Pokuland is still creating a happy-toned, old school Fluxus product and that Lotro is still quite active (in the strange ways) these days. He's one of the good guys folks!  Thank you very much Lothar - See you soon in your post box my old friend!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Heebee Post #1064 - Timothy Gasper - Reston, Virginia - USA

 Timothy's entertaining debut to Heebeeville is a dashing display of contemporary collage style Mail Art - with a notable exception: the declaration of "The other side of this envelope did not come out good".

Well Tim, I am able to argue with you about that - and to prove my point I am exhibiting 2 worthy exceptions from the other side to illustrate with. This altered armed Services poster is not bad amusing Mail Art fare.

The other feature was this interesting notion that the Mail Art Vixen herself, Fluxus Girl, would like to demonstrate. The "Fluxometer Syringe".  Now, with this futuristical Dada service device, the exact amount of Fluxus can be administered into each envelope and postcard that is sent to Postal friends everywhere in the world!
 The reverse side of the wonderfully decorated enveloped is adorned in a nice 4th dimension travelling outfit - very nicely done.
Way to go with your first effort to Heebee Jeebeeland - and thanks for being a good sport and allowing the "Tart of Mail Art" (Fluxus Girl) to alter (abuse) your work on the "Fluxometer" above. She is difficult to control and at the same time, a lovely darlin' that gets away with her peculiar brand of playful Dada. See ya in the mail Tim and thanks again old boy!