MinXus Mail Bag: Another Stop on the Mail Train by Annette Kesterson (San Francisco, California, USA)

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Mail-art by Annette Kesterson (San Francisco, California, USA)

Here at the Mink Ranch we tend to hoot and holler about new Tenderfoots who turn up in the MinXus Mail Bag for the first time, justifiably so. Yet what about the all-important second missive when a “drive by” (very common in mail-art, we think) begins, tentatively yet all the same importantly, to blossom into a correspondent? Ultimately, a friend?

With that thought in mind, we send a big “Thank You” to Ms. Annette in San Francisco for this very quick yet thoughtful response to our response to her first mailing. The front of this postcard-size work is encased in some sort of waxed paper, which creates a multi-layered piece with pockets. We have been a bit squeamish about dismantling the wonderfully constructed piece for fear we might destroy something. Here is the reverse side:

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In addition to the interesting writing on the waxed paper, the mail-art holds treasures:

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Note the SFMTA (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency) card: We take this material, in the Trashpo tradition of sharing, to be found material for collage or simply to be collected as trash from a specific locale.

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Here is the core piece somewhat disassembled. Again, note the interesting typed piece that helps provide a concept. And again, many thanks to Annette Kesterson for this wonderful, second piece of mail-art.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. scarletlibrarian
    Oct 31, 2014 @ 16:38:02

    aw, shucks. glad you liked it! did you recognize the fabulous joan collins?


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