image by Jerry Kerns, art direction by Joel S Cohen
It's a little late in the day for me to choose the exact words and to put them in the correct order, and Joel's mail art demands (in a nice way) a full communion to get all its potency. As I see this assemblage of mail art from Joel, I try to coalesce it under a heading. I notice plenty of negatives and an oxymoronic slant to Joel's stickers. After all, when was the last time you thought shovelling sh***t was affirmative? Antifolk, neo dada, anti fictional, one thing's for sure, we are in protest mode. My takeaway feeling is that the only thing that will get us out of this mess is humour and LOVE FOREVER, mail art and putting that add and pass that Joel sent in the post tomorrow!
I'm an artist-educator who uses imagery in all that I do, from painting, drawing, print-making and mail art to reflective journals around action research in schools. I believe in creating learning environments that are democratic, and collaborative where we are honest, open and caring.