MinXus Mail Bag: Washington, DC Gutai Trashpo by WA Rodgers (Takoma Park, Maryland, USA)

Wendy - 10.21.2014 - 1

Mail-art by WA Rodgers (Takoma Park, Maryland, USA)

Many Tenderfoots will surely remember when WA Rodgers rocked the Eternal Network with her amazing Trashpo-Gutai synthesis. We do not recall any mail-art exchanges with her since those haughty salad days; however, we have managed to stay loosely connected with her via the aether. Then, suddenly, to our complete delight, we received this postcard-size work from WAR.

While compressed in comparison to her Gutai masterpiece of yore, this piece sparkles with the same brilliance and originality. Tenderfoots will note the “distressed” nature of the apparently found but contextually appropriate material. WA has not abandoned the Gutai aesthetic: decomposing art and text.

This Trashpo is situationist as well. Takoma Park is actually very close to Washington, DC. We think, technically, it might even be “inside the Beltway.” This missive led us to ponder the implications of a DKult Chapter in the capitol of the USA and to treasure even more this Washington, DC Trashpo.

Wendy - 10.21.2014 - 2

Many thanks to WA Rodgers for this thoughtful work!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DK
    Oct 21, 2014 @ 17:27:56

    lucky you! mail from Dkult Antarctica is always a pleasure WAR has such a unique style and this raw trashpo shows why she is the head of the AK branch

    Reply

  2. minkrancher
    Oct 21, 2014 @ 19:26:46

    I was so thrilled about the DC trash thing I forgot about the Antarctica thing.

    Reply

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