Archive for May, 2013

sent to Dan Mouer, USA

from deconstructed collages

sent to Claire Dinsmore, USA

from deconstructed collages

sent to Ruud Janssen, the Netherlands

3-scrap collage

sent to Neil Gordon, USA

3-scrap collage

sent to Erni Bar, Germany

3-scrap collage

Fragments of deconstructed past collages, some from the front but more from the back, were the starting point of each of these works.  Their unintentional raggedness appealed to me, and from there I freely added or subtracted in keeping with the piece as it quietly developed.

sent to Gunter Schwind (ArtTower), Germany

sent to Marie Wintzer, Japan

sent to Diane Keys, USA

sent to xx jones, Austria

sent to Dean Marks, France

sent to Vizma Bruns, Australia

sent to Laurence Gillot, France

The term “outbook,” for casual books I make using scrap and rescued materials, is described in an¬†earlier post. As an example of what comprises an outbook, though each is different, here is the inside of one made for a mail-art friend, Alicia Starr, in April. The books are usually a bit shorter than this; I got carried away.

sent to Alicia Starr, USA

front cover

sent to Alicia Starr, USA

pages 2 + 3

sent to Alicia Starr, USA

pages 4 + 5

sent to Alicia Starr, USA

pages 6 + 7

sent to Alicia Starr, USA

pages 8 + 9

sent to Alicia Starr, USA

pages 10 + 11

sent to Alicia Starr, USA

pages 12 + 13

sent to Alicia Starr, USA

back, open view (with asemic writing)

sent to Alicia Starr, USA

back cover