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 www.post2destructon.blogspot.com
All submissions will receive a return correspondence from: Mr. Sparrow, Postmaster General M.o.D.
Received this envelop with a marker sketch on the front, containing some destroyed buildings, cityscapes and text. The visual poem is a wonderful piece that has the effect of strobing vivid images of the urban environment in my mind.
Try repeat reading 3 to 5 times
collaboration, 2008 John M. Bennett and Sheila E. Murphy
collaboration, 04/23/2008 John M. Bennett and Musicmaster
Schoko- Thank you, if you ever have the opportunity to visit look me up. I'll give you a tour. If you look deeply into this Metropolis it will reveal a truth that will chill the blood. The city is an abstract concept, beyond physicality, time and place. It is without subject matter, without memory. The city is absence in as much.
-Mr. Sparrow, Postmaster General M.o.D.
absence is as much, 2008
india ink, rubber stamp, typewriter & collage 4" x 6"
Received this wonderful rubber stamped envelop filled with goodies today. Some ATCs, an archival document of "Mail Art Island in Brain Cell Ocean" 2001, and a sheet of artistamps that I am seriously considering adding to and sending them out affixed to M.o.D replies.
It's been a very long time since I could actually get away from my work at the Post Office, but last vacation I took some eons ago was to Fluxus Island in Décollage Ocean. Fishing and swimming was great off of Ginger Island, you just had to look out for ubu sharks! - Mr. Sparrow, Postmaster General M.o.D.
top: Tim Mancusi bottom: John Held Jr.
Artistamp: John Held Jr. 2008 oil pastel & crayon on postage paper 11" x 8 1/2"
Clemente- The 'high price of fame' indeed. After the massive collapse of the Corporate superstructure following the Energy Independence Wars only a few corporations where left to flourish within their respective industries. Now our choices are few and the control over our needs are great. - Mr. Sparrow, Postmaster General M.o.D.
Over looking the Miscanthanol refineries, 2008 pen & ink w/ rubber stamp 4" x 6"
A multi-disciplinary artist living between Montreal and Toronto, Ontario. Currently spending most of my time studying video game development and working on new paintings & digital compositions when I can. In addition to this I collect, produce & distribute original works of mail art.