MinXus Mail Bag: “Vertical Thoughts” – a book by Ptrzia (TIC TAC) (Starnberg, Germany)

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Cover of Vertical Thoughts by Ptrzia (TIC TAC) (Starnberg, Germany)

TIC TAC sent us a package of mail-art that includes her artists book Vertical Thoughts, a remarkable series of her distinctive visual poems. The book is documented here from front-to-back:

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Above: Inside front cover of Vertical Thoughts by TIC TAC

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Single page from Vertical Thoughts: TIC TAC’s visual poems are (often geometrically centered) constructs of images integrated with symbols sometimes incorporating puns and wordplay

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Her work tends toward the minimal and uses overlays sparingly

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The title Vertical Thoughts suggests linearity involved in reading and the unfolding process of ideas and memories. The work above could be viewed as a mapping of consciousness in time with circles identifying areas of attention and concentration, a very abstract and meditative approach

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The unfolding vertical patterns also suggest syntax

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Here (above) is the center section of Vertical Thoughts

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Another view of the center section showing the use of transparent sheets and holes

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Vertical Thoughts uses the structure of a series a lyric poems

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Information about the edition included in Vertical Thoughts by TIC TAC

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Inside back cover of Vertical Thoughts

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A TIC TAC stamp

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The envelope containing Vertical Thoughts also held ephemera including this postcard

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The reverse side (above) references the book

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The envelope

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Detail from the reverse side of the envelope

Many thanks to Ptrzia TIC TAC for this stellar work!

Make sure to visit TIC TAC’s blog:



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