Friday, July 31, 2015

Edna Toffoli, Uberaba-MG, Brasil

This lovely collage comes from Edna, who is a prolific Mail Artist in our network.
Thanks for submitting this fine art work, Edna.

Franko Busic, Split, Croatia

I like the idea of bicycles rocketing off into space! The speed of the racers in the UCI World Races will seem that fast at times, no doubt.

Thanks, Franko, for this collage.

Cernjul Viviana, Lanús Este CP, Buenos Aires, Argentina

This entry from Argentina is made to look like a postage stamp, making me with there was one just like it. It's so playful. Also, included in the envelope were these small prints on paper, as well a couple done on fabric. What a nice submission.
Thanks, Viviana.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Katerina, Thessaloniki, Greece

This entry is from my very prolific Mail Art friend, Katerina. It's always a pleasure to receive mail from her.
Thanks, Katerina.

Ronni Saunders, Richmond, VA, USA

Ronni made this collage of bicycle wheels. I like the composition. Quite spatial and capturing the energy of bicycle racing.

On this photo, Ronni notes that she found it on the Highline in NYC.   The photographer is Douglas McRobb. His work can be seen on this website

Elisa Battistella, S.Donato Milanese, Italy

 As a person who loves vegetables, I had to smile at this entry. On the address side, the veggie bicycle is such fun. It says some thing like "from the frying pan into the bike."

On the front, the wheels of the illustrated bicycle are actual buttons, mother of pearl, I think. They made it through the postal systems of both countries without a problem.

"Cycling in the fantasy" is what I think it says.

Thanks, Elisa.


B Kapp, Chicago, Illinois, USA

This entry from B gives us some icons that might be seen along the bicycle race route. I think these would be of good use during the UCI world races here in Richmond. I know that there'll be valet parking for the bicycles of race attendees, and maybe showers for the participants.

I'm fond of circles and dots, which add fun to all mail! A party!!
Thanks, B, for your entry.

Christine Bongibault, St Remy du Plain, France

Christine's entry is a pen and ink drawing. It depicts a moment in the Tour de France,   in 1938. Gino Valetti of Italy won the race that year.

What a nice capture of a historic moment.

Thanks Christine.

Anja Mattila-Tolvanen, Pälkäne, Finland

This photograph from Finland made me smile. What a find, at a flea market, perhaps? The bicycle is so rusty and so like a sculpture. It made me think of Duchamp and his Ready Made pieces. I wonder if this bicycle was refurbished or just hung on a wall to be admired.

Maybe Anja will let us know.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Dorian Ribas Marinho, Balneario Camboriu (SC) Brasil

 Three images arrived from Brasil/Brazil.

The first is an original print, and other two are printed on paper that is adhesive on the reverse.

I think they are collographs, but I'm not sure.

The images are very interesting and I like them very much.
How they relate to bicycles, I do not know, but the address was to MIM/BICYCLES so they were meant for the exhibit.

Thanks to Dorian for sending his art work.

 You can read more about this artist on this site:

Eva, Morocco

Eva is active with correspondence and postcards of interest. You can see what she's up to on her blog:

Thanks to Eva for participating.

Richard Baudet, Marseille, France

Richard Baudet creates envelopes as art with wonderful calligraphy. He uses vintage images. He's included a small work, size of a playing card.

Thanks to Richard for sending in additional work for the exhibit.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Serse Luigetti, Perugia, Italy

. Whether it's the juxtaposition of disparate images or repetition, Serse Luigetti's work is always interesting.

La Marquesa, New Mexico, USA

Mercedes entry is a beautiful envelope, mixed media on a map background.  I like that on the reverse, which is equally lovely, there's a tiny notice: envelope is empty. In this example, the envelope IS the art!

Thanks for the entry La  Marquesa.