MinXus Mail Bag: Representational Trashbook from Marni Webber (Oak Harbor, Washington State, USA)

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Mail-art by Marni Webber (Oak Harbor, Washington, USA)

A big “Howdy” and a secret MinXus handshake is extended to Tenderfoot Marni Webber from Washington State on this, her first appearance upon our humble blog. Marni sent us a delicate, stitched, transparent, interactive booklet. The piece is very small: Perhaps 4 x 3 inches at the longest points. We have looked at some of Marni Webber’s work online, and this piece is characteristic. However, based on the message below, we believe she is working with elements of the Trashbook:

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The stitching alone is an element becoming synonymous with the Trashbook thanks largely to Rebecca Guyver (Suffolk, UK), although many others have employed it going back to the very earliest Trashbooks made by Cheryl Penn (South Africa). We greatly admire and enjoy the haptic and interactive qualities of the work as well: Note the cut-up letters. Elements of chance and randomness are at work. Here are more views of the piece:

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The booklet has a total of four panels.

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Deepest thanks to Marni Webber for sending this wonderful booklet. Make sure to check out more work by Marni Webber:



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. suffolkrebecca
    Nov 02, 2014 @ 16:43:09



  2. minkrancher
    Nov 05, 2014 @ 22:13:22

    Miss Becca, Marni Webber’s piece clearly shows your influence.


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