Saturday, March 23, 2013
Thanks to my friend Lynn Radford, I found out how to respond to the Brain Cell 845 mail art. When one receives a Brain Cell project it is a finished piece. It's also an invitation to participate in a future edition.
How to respond? Artists send a hand carved rubber stamp or block print depicting their original artwork to Mr. Ryosuke Cohen of Japan. After collecting the art snippets, he then assembles them into a Brain Cell collage. Cohen has been doing this since the 1980's.
As of today my block print of a red wing black bird is winging it's way to Osaka.
This week has been a long one. I wish I could say my wetland recycled art piece is moving along swimmingly, but it's not. I took a detour this week. I came across a call for artist that grabbed my attention. The deadline for submissions is April 1st. I waffled back and forth all week, do it or pass. I scrambled to get the required paper work together and photos sized then burned to a CD.
Now comes the hard part, waiting -- am I in or not?