MinXus Mail Bag: Jen Staggs ruffles some feathers (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)


Mail-art by Jen Staggs (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

We first began corresponding with Jen Staggs almost three years ago when she was living in Dallas, Texas and had just completed a master’s degree in art history. Jen’s research involved women’s clothing in history. She soon applied her findings to very spectacular fashion and fabric pieces that were much admired throughout the Eternal Network.

For some time now, Jen has been moving around and (we gather) adjusting to life transitions that have caused her to curtail her mail-art involvement (temporarily we hope). Last year she sent us a message from Nashville, Tennessee. Now we are thrilled to have just received this correspondence from Jen in New Orleans. As anyone who knows her work will confirm, this is characteristically Jen Staggs:


We have many reasons for hoping that Jen will return to the network. For one thing, she is a tremendous amount of fun. We already have many great memories. Jen was the person who first introduced us to the work of Cheryl Penn in South Africa; that counts for something allright.  In fact, if memory serves, and it must because we are not up for a journey into the MinXus Archives at this late hour, Jen Staggs once produced a book for one of Cheryl’s book projects based on her (Jen’s) fantastic photos of New Orleans. (Jen is also an extraordinary photographer.) We recall Jen writing a comment that New Orleans is one of her favourite cities. So has Jen found a home in New Orleans? That might be a very good match. We wish her the best.

For some time, we have been trying to recruit Jen Staggs as a fashion editor for MinXus-Lynxus. Perhaps if and when she is settled this can become a reality. In the meantime, we hope to remain in touch as much as is possible.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. suffolkrebecca
    May 09, 2013 @ 15:22:21

    Fun and funny! doyou think he’s paying his gambling debt with that bird?


  2. minkrancher
    May 11, 2013 @ 06:31:14

    Looks like Miss Jen has took up cockfighting. Don’t know if that’s a new fella in her life or what.


  3. darkwallminxususa
    May 11, 2013 @ 06:34:36

    We could pack em in with mink fights but we dont play that way.


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