Herman's strong whimsy is a delight! He and I share the love of contortionist bodies made with a line or two. I have had Herman's mail art sitting by my computer for weeks. It arrived when I was in Maine and I vowed that I wasn't going to get sucked into opening and blogging my small pile of mail art in a short space of time. I have had a few shows to make work for and it feels important not to let mail art ever feel like a burden. It is a joy and an exchange, but I regret when I can't manage to acknowledge work in good time, so sorry Herman. You are a loved and faithful correspondent.
Earlier in the day, before opening this, (I have got into the habit of opening and blogging in the hour + between dinner and my frivalous hour of the day, when we watch an episode of a box set) I made a few pieces of mail art! One ended up being for Herman, but on receiving this, it feels woefully inadequate. Hey ho. I trust he understands. I know he understands! Inside this mailing Herman wrote me at letter! In it, one of the things he told me was how busy he is too. What a treat when a mail art correspondence is both bewitchingly, haptically beautiful, poignantly funny and communicates as well!
|The bespoke CD-sized envelope is the container for the drawing above and fitted into the envelope below.|
|Sweet that Herman has named Grace Kelly look-alike Rebecca! I used to wear lipstick like that, but even with silver hair will always be a brunette!|