Back in March I sent a piece to a mail art show in the Netherlands. I liked that piece, which was titled "Self Mailer: Address Unknown," so much that I decided to try to recreate, re-capture it in some way. Didn't turn out exactly like I intended. This group of photos shows steps along the way -- gluing, scraping, rearranging, scraping, sanding, glazing and on and on.  In the top left corner is the original mail art piece.  In the bottom right corner is the final piece.

 

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Comment by ken coleman on October 7, 2012 at 5:00am

Interesting idea, Jeff.

When I was doing more watercolor I used that approach quite a bit. Discarded pieces were cut into square "tiles" and then reassembled into new pieces, sometimes mixed with tiles of appropriated images and sometimes on their own. I also cut out many of the individual brush stokes where I was testing color so I have a bunch of rectangular tiles with usually one brush stroke per tile. I still have those somewhere, never used them.

Comment by Jeff Roberts on October 6, 2012 at 7:33pm

Have you thought of scanning each and reducing them to say 2" x 3" each, printing them, cutting them out and then assembling all 8 of them back on to one 8 x 10 sheet?

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