MinXus Mail Bag: Correspondence Art by Thomas Brown aka Bhomas Trown (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Thomas - 3.28.2015 - 1

Mail art by Thomas Brown aka Bhomas Trown (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

A loud “Howdy” and secret MinXus handshake go out to Thomas Brown in Baltimore who sent us these two postcards in the last several weeks (at our urging).

Mail art by Thomas Brown is witty, ironic and – as these pieces indicate – often text centered. He does visual art as well but is essentially a correspondence artist in practice whose work reminds us of such luminaries as David Stafford (New Mexico, USA) and Richard Canard (Illinois, USA). That is not to say Thomas Brown is derivative; rather, he is aware of the possibilities and challenges of the postal form. The work is more mail art than art that is mailed, if you can see the distinction we are making. We greatly enjoy mail art surveys (such as the above), especially since they have the benefit of being interactive.

Thomas - 3.28.2015 - 2

The one-liner, whether a joke or poem, is a wonderful form to explore and to incorporate into mail art. We like this one a great deal.

Thomas - 3.28.2015 - 3

Deepest thanks to Thomas Brown. More of his work can be viewed by following this link:

http://brownmegacorporation.tumblr.com/archive

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Bhomas Trown
    Mar 30, 2015 @ 01:39:41

    Thanks and HOWDY-howdy. I have a pile to reply to so I am getting the mail art juggernaut fired up and ready to move, but it is a juggernaut after all. Once in motion fine, but if I take a break, the break takes me … to somewhere else.

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