Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The world according to Sticker Dude - Rare Earth Mailing

I received TWO envelopes full of goodies from the Sticker Dude over the last week!  He sent me a few more Community Feeling Enhancer (C.F.E.) sheets too, which is great because his are a much better quality than my printouts and I still have more to send…He also sent me printouts of the blog I wrote about his previous mailing, much appreciated.  I love the idea of documenting documenting, ad infinitum.

One of the things that never ceases to amaze me in the mail art world is the depth and breadth of the time, work, commitment, energy and creativity of the people in it!  Joel is certainly one of those obsessed mail artists. I say this with glee, as I put myself in the same category, albeit I'm not hob-nobbing with the likes of Kurt Vonnegut, but it's a kind of madness, a madness to share!

Sticker Dude - and now I know why he is called that (see Opening statement for State University of New York at Fredonia) - has a lot going on at the moment and it would be fun to meet him and see him in action in NY. Reading through his opening statement and looking carefully at the stickers, I begin to know Joel more and to appreciate his outpourings with more understanding.  The description of the Grateful Dead concert is such a snapshot of a time I remember, having spent my university years in 'Dead Country'.  But the Kurt Vonnegut story is even more vivid, Cats Cradle is one of the books I passed along to my children, to collaborate with him...   And I am over the moon to have my own piece of that history!

Opening statement for State University of New York at Fredonia p1

Opening statement for State University of New York at Fredonia p2

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