Like the dimensions of the human hand, heart, head or oblong credit plastic, the post card represents the golden section ( divine proportion, rule of thirds, 1.618 or phi). A natural algorithm (Fibonacci series). A classic form. A message to and/or from the beyond, the mystic.
Since the early 70’s, I have been part of an international exchange/ correspondence network of conceptual mail artists, testing the limits of the various postal systems around the globe: poetry, politics, visual puns,
pure humor, photography, cartoons, memes, found objects, paper images- what have you!
The Visual Aids “Postcards from the Edge” 2021 (Virtual) Fundraiser Show (firstname.lastname@example.org / deadline 11/23/20) just invited me to submit to their exhibit to fund HIV+ sufferers ( last year $46k sent to world healers).
In addition to the pleasure of writing physically/creating micro art on paper to my mishpookah network, even in this pixel-frazzled age of not so splendid isolation, I have also found common cause participating in recent masked & distanced postal protests & advocacy efforts to protect our right to vote by mail in a watershed zeitgeist election season!
Awhile back, I assembled a collage of old/new handmade postcards: sand dollar, tin mesh of godson blonde locks, rusted metal, Einstein snip licking a vintage stamp on a green dream field, a zen fly a la suzuki roshi,
a vibrating womb envelope, a runover splat of rubberized ochre brain algae infused paint roadkill & an homage to letter carriers (mercurial garuda messengers) clinging to stop signs to accomplish their sacred missions of delivering the goods ( lifesaving medicine, essential funds, love letters, tools, & gifts from the void)!
God Bless Them All! as honorable ordinary everyday heroes in these not so ephemeral plague ridden times!!!