May 30, 2015

matchbox art call! (^_^)/

I am calling mail art.
One idea, I want to make art in/on matchbox or of box of its size.
I am not good at making small objects and just want to inspired from other. I would like to gather small sized box art. 
I have no intension to show in public at the moment, but I will post on my blog. 

Thankfully they are more and more people participating, and I may find some place to show or make a photobook of all of your works to show to others. 
Preferably match box size, but it could be any sizes that fit in the regular envelopes, such as a business card box or soap box, candy box etc... And if you want, you can make your own box rather than ready made match box.  (intension of my project is a match box sized art but for YOU the kind of box is OPEN to your creativity)

Sending me in a regular sized airmail envelope, which means I like the box that fit in the size.
no due,
no fee,

To Tomoe Nakamura
2-22-2 Daiho Kanancho
Osaka 585-0005 Japan

Note: Everyone are making great works with originality and had no problem receiving mails.
Just for the future note, please do not include the unused matches for the international mail security. I saw some of you used matches as for the concepts and I think that's ok. 

Thank you.

May 18, 2015

mail from Volker L from Germany

add and pass 
art X mail

To Picasso G in Chicago

I sent Picasso G a copy of my painting and origami shirts and chopsticks rest. 

mail art work at Artspace Edition Shimizu

Mail Art call was invited by the owner of Artspace Edition Shimizu at Shizuoka Japan

Mail Art Invitation: 'Doing Something Poetic or Something Prosaic'

art instruction: doing something poetic or something prosaic
アートインストラクション: 詩的あるいは散文的行為をする

Please do something poetic or something prosaic on a street or road in the city where you live, and record it with your photos, texts, or any other artworks and send all or them to Artspace Edition Shimizu by snail mail.

あなたが住む町の通りあるいは路上で何か詩的行為あるいは散文的行為をしてください。そしてそれを写真、文章で記録、あるいはアート作品としてまとめ、Artspace Edition Shimizuまで郵送して下さい.

Deadline 2015, 8, 1
The show is on Sep 19-21, 2015.
Artspace Edition Shimizu Blog

My concept:
I did something prosaic.

Description of your performance

This is a part of the ideas from #CreativeSprint that is to make a legal impermanent graffiti in a public space. 

I drew a cat face with cat food as installation in my front yard. 

Normally I give the cat food in a bowl but she came and ate her face which I thought that it is funny. Off course she did not realize that it is her face, but I think that makes to complete the performance, as “a Cat Eating the Cat Face.”

About the collage, in my daily life, I like to pick up trash on the street in my neighborhood and sometime make some art out of. The base paper for this collage is a political Kyosanto campaign poster (the Japanese Communist 
Party) which was thrown away after the election and were damped in the ditch. 4 photographs from “a cat eating the cat food” project, a trash from seaweed container, paper trash, and pamphlet from the US tourist places are also attached to elaborate my daily life. 

May 8, 2015

mail art from Nichola

mail art from Nichola Orlick
It is piano mail but folded with washi tape when sending the postcard.
She said she is busy and they are many in line, so I am appreciated for her to send me.

May 5, 2015

mail art in non FB time...

Before Facebook era, I did not know anybody in IUOMA but member just sent me without telling me or asking my address. They just looked up my page (I guess) and sent me. It was mysterious because I had no idea who is this guy or woman sent me or what were their mail art about.... In FB, they post photos and explain their in coming or their own mail art, so I kind of understand what they are about or who they are. 
It is good in a way, but I think I miss the time that I did not know anyone or what is about "mail art". 
I really liked the mystery about mail art, and I feel Dada from the process doing and getting mysterious mail in my mail box.

Right now, someone ask me, "I like the one you posted on your timeline can you send me?" kind of things happens often. I am getting wonder, if THIS IS MAIL ART? 
Answer may be yes, or no, depending on people's interpretation of definition. Some people just enjoy sending and receiving materials  or art that already promised and they feel ok.... 

I guess I am more like a contemporary nerd and feel happy that don't tell me when or who is sending and sending me weird stuff. 

So I posted my member link here and my address is stated. If you want, please feel free to look at and do what ever you want with it.
Thanks for reading that far... 


Moan Lisa's mail art

documenting in coming mail art... 
Moan Lisa/Maria Morisot mail art 
He sent me many mails on and off, so I took them all together from the ones from the end of last year. 

I think he likes to do digital modifications and writing a poem. He likes to use naked women images for his art. 
He create lot of other ideas and event online and seems to be busy all the time. 

His daughter like Japanese culture so I sent her chopsticks and calligraphy pens. 

Picasso Gaglione recent mail art

My friend Picasso G sent me many mail art since last year! 

black art on cardboard 


He was going to have a party for me. He got my staying days wrong so did not happen, but I was very pleased by his idea and I hope maybe next time we are going to have a party... 😊

copy of Japanese postage stamps 

I thank you for their busy time but he sent me on their way of their workshop of #stampland 

May 3, 2015

mail art TO Jimmy

mail art i am returning to Jimmy

collage from my own photo taken in SF 

mail art from Jimmy M

mail art from Jimmy in SF USA a month ago. 

interesting collage and shape 

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Disqus on Tomo's Blog