Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Today's Mail Art

 It's interesting to me, how certain scraps just work themselves into a composition. I had no idea that this would turn out as well as it did. I like how the illusion of space plays out and the apparent action of the dancers. #29 is entitled "cow dancers," of course.
"I hung it from my ceiling"
"sense of purpose."

#29a has a lovely woman on it, which I think is an image from Pompeii. I could be wrong; she's made of tesserae so she could be Byzantine. In any case, she's a beauty.

#29b takes advantage of the image that was on the blank, which was cut from a Persian calendar from a previous year. The paper was very nice, so I couldn't merely recycle it via the recycle bin, could I?  This officer needed something under him to ground him, as he seemed to float on the crimson. The words seemed to fit his serious demeanor.


PostMuse said...

Cow Dancers is a favorite, for sure! And, you know, I can imagine such a performance actually taking place somewhere in the world. Choreographers will use anything for a prop :-)

Sue said...

Cow Dancers! A Hoot! Probably happening now in India. I love it!

Happy MailArt!

PamelaArtsinSF said...

The wonderful Cow Dancers arrived yesterday after apparently making an earlier trip to San Francisco but to the wrong address -- I was very happy to get it. What a great card. Thanks, Mim!