While this green-gloved beauty might be a well-known face, she conjures up Anna Karenina on the cusp of attracting Vronsky for me. A good book is worth a thousand images and vica versa. The man with the 'eye patch' has pathos too. From whom is his postcard relic and is he writing to her? and if so, 'is she really going out with him?' and if so, he must have done something remarkable. These images are the inside images of collaged card that stands 24 cm. Below is Elisabeth Bas. Perhaps this is her story?
Age has left its imprint on the memory, scratching the marbled paper removing the colour from the painted walls.
Marker Meisje … (from Marken?) stands by the canal and possibly the sea. In the juxtaposition we seem to learn about her, a small town girl with dreams to travel to Amsterdam or perhaps a child participant in the resistance?I usually paraphrase what Herman writes to me but I enclose this to show you his wonderful handwriting.
Herman and I have been exchanging for quite a few years now and ss I have got to know him (in the mail), I have learned a bit about his life. The title from this blog comes from the English translation of 'Prinkkels' at Museum Dr. Guislain Gent http://www.museumdrguislain.be/en where Herman's mail art and drawings are on permanent display! I am not surprised… Herman's drawings have been the starting point of plenty of mail art collaborations and they make up some of my treasured mail art.
Like so many mail artists (and artists) we have an abundance of artistic impulse and I satisfy this by working compulsively, gathering material and using it to make the next thing. I suspect that Herman does too. Thank you for the beautiful work (as ever), Herman, and for a little chink of time to ponder the dichotomy of extremes.