Mailart and correspondence art call:

The idea is to create a fictional city of the distant future known as the Metropolis of Destructon through original mail art and correspondence art. Techniques can be illustration, collage, graphic design, artistamp, sequential art, xerox-art, printmaking, poetry or pros. The subject matter is open but should add some element to expanding this fictional city. All submissions are through the mail and should be scanable for presentation on

All submissions will receive a return correspondence from:
Mr. Sparrow, Postmaster General M.o.D.

Deadline for submissions: June 1st, 2009


All works:
Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives License.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Petrofect Deep Sea Mining Islands

india ink and watercolour

india ink and watercolour
dims: 4" x 11"
influence: Sesson Shukei (orig. Satake Heizo) (1504-1589)

Origin of the idea ....

This one was made with a series of similar postcards back in 1998, most of which have been mail out somewhere. It's notated on the back "Tales from the Metropolis of Destructon: The Approach". It got me doing these drawings again and I completed a much larger one that had been sitting around incomplete for 10 years with two others. I'm working on them currently.

india ink & watercolour on matt board
Dims: 11" x 4"

The Approach '98
The Petrofect Islands . These deep sea mining outposts tap into rich fossil and mineral deposits globally like the massive sulphide deposits near "black smokers" that spew 350-degree Celsius water into the frigid deep-sea environment that support strange marine organisms.