I made a postcard for friends in Basel. It shows the insect life in Crete.
Here are some details, and the work under construction.
The “insects” behind the window
The idea was that the flies would jump out of the window when it was opened. The postcard is painted using pigments made from the earth.
Update 28th May: I learned by email that all insects arrived intact, and are now dangerously positioned next to a Gecko.
This collage postcard is inspired by the work of https://sendmeapostcart.com
I made a collage postcard inspired by “the Blue Planet” series on BBC2.
This is the cuttlefish. The sea bed is made of breakfast cereal, and the seaweed is strands of unraveled rope.A fish-like being at the top is made of a speckled feather I found.
The post card went off on its journey to Switzerland on 1st Dec. I hope it gets there.
Martin Hicklin’s work inspires these collage postcards.
Another collage postcard. I posted this one in London 18th May.
It looks a bit crinkled because the cardboard was damp with PVA glue, and then dried. The white shape on the bottom right is a flake of white paint I found on the ground. It must have been polyurethane paint, because it was flexible and easy to cut. I left the edge ragged, as found. Top left is a map of Crete from the packet of olives. The fence is made of palm leaf. The leaves didn’t want to go flat.
Here is work in progress.
Here is a collage made for friends in Switzerland.
I posted it at the Post Office in Kalami on 8th May. The official there did not seem to be concentrating very hard. He looked dubiously at the word “Switzerland” on the address. I think I need to find out what “Switzerland” is in Greek.
The card is made from seeds and bits found on the walk.
Here is the construction in progress. Clothes pegs are an important tool.
This is a postcard I sent to my friends in Switzerland, inspired by the work of Martin Hicklin.
It celebrates our visit to Fuengirola and includes items found on the beach, and some confetti from a carnival we happened across in Ronda.
Here are some of the collage postcards I have made.
The constraints I set myself are:
- the postcard must go in the post by itself: no envelope
- it is made of found objects in the location where I make it
- it tells a story or makes a comment on the location
If possible I also make it interactive: it has moving parts, or a part that must be removed by the recipient.
This work is inspired by the work of Martin Hicklin.
Camouflage for the battleship
Waters of London
Crete: fruit and fish
Crete: winged insect
Crete: variable weather