I was lamenting what I perceived to be a dearth of mail art in the American poetry scene anymore, opining that it seemed to dry up just as the net was taking off.
It makes a lot of sense, in that artists now have easy access to free online galleries where they can display their work.
So mail art probably stopped being mailed. To some degree anyway.
Rob at Bumpo's kindly pointed me in the direction of an artist (Yvonne Stewart) who works in many media and happened to be participating currently in an exhibition of mail art in Edinburgh.
She has a brief post about it on her blog (check it out): Sketchstitch Blog.
But there are more photos on her Flickr, which is here:
Yvonne Stewart's Flickr and pics of the recent Mail Art Exhibition in the Spider and the Fly at the Magpie Market in Edinburgh.
I like the jaunty rhythm of that: ..."in the Spider and the Fly at the Magpie Market..."
It must be fun to tell someone to meet you in the Spider and the Fly at the Magpie Market.
Sounds like something from a nursery rhyme everyone's forgotten.
And thanks to Yvonne for the art and pics.
Blogger/Flickr are great at giving one vicarious gallery/museum experiences.
Well YouTube too, of course.
So you have no excuse for not knowing what's showing at the Louvre right now.
(Here I lift my finger to my lips and move it up and down making that bubbling sound.)
Because I have no clue lol.