MinXus Mail Bag: Indeterminate Gothic Minimalism by Lisa Iversen (North Manchester, Indiana, USA)

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Mail-art by Lisa Iversen aka Skybridge Studios (North Manchester, Indiana, USA)

Skybridge Studios was once upon a time a regular MinXus-Lynxus contributor. (Tenderfoots might remember her as Miss Lisa.) However, she has been scarce on our humble pages for many months now and greatly missed. What a pleasant surprise to receive correspondence – albeit minimal and a bit ominous – from our dear friend from along the dusty and winding trail! Indeed, the physics of the Eternal Network involves constantly changing configurations of people; but that does not exclude remembering friends and perhaps re-connecting.

Always inventive and sometimes a bit cryptic, we are intrigued by this post-card-size work. On the panel where one reasonably expects to find art, we are faced instead with black blankness. Ray Johnson was preoccupied with “nothings,” and Miss Lisa, perhaps, is echoing that concept and giving us a respite from the constant image bombardment that has become the normal state of 21st century life. Beyond symbolic denotations and connotations derived from black, the work is blissfully indeterminate.

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Among many other talents, Miss Lisa has been known to produce some very fine calligraphy, as seen above.

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The Skybridge Studios stamp supports what could be interpreted as the gothic tone of the work, adding to its mysterious qualities. We certainly are tickled to receive communication from Miss Lisa. Many thanks!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lisai
    Jul 03, 2014 @ 18:51:59

    Been waiting for an opportunity to use the Devils Tower National Monument Stamp for a long time… somehow it just seemed right to pair it with the Sloan and quietly send it your way!


    • minkrancher
      Jul 04, 2014 @ 01:56:52

      Miss Lisa, it was shore a sight for sore eyes to see you in the mail. The mink ranch imagery is not lost on us. Now as for “quietly send it your way”: You auto know by now aint nothing ever quiet in these parts. Great to hear from you!


  2. lisai
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 18:10:46

    Siri, you are autocorrect!


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