Tuesday, May 9, 2017

#77 April-June 2017 Mail Art

By CR: One of 4  Smartphone photos documenting street art.
For Sharon Silverman, Haverhill MA, USA:  Entry for 'Street Art' Call for Mail Art.
Photo was taken with the permission of the artist. I was fortunate
to capture the artist in the act of painting on wall of a public garage.



By CR: 3 of 12 unique collages  used to decorate  envelopes
for the Snowgeese cards. Mixed Media.

By CR for Richard Baudet, Marseille, France.
Snowgeese:  One of a series of 12 cards. Each card is unique, but with similar elements.
Watercolor crayon & white Prismacolor  pencil on Canson-mi-tientes paper; acrylic paint.
PS: The signature was placed incorrectly by mistake.


By CR for Jon Foster, Winston-Salem, NC , USA
9x9 Tile Project
Gelli-print, markers, acrylic paint on 4" square, wood tile



Monday, May 8, 2017

#76 January-March 2017 Mail Art

By CR an entry for the Fe-Mail XX, Women Art-Scientist
Testament Exploration Project. Ludlow VT. Conceived in memory of Marija Gimbutas, 
archaeologist known for her research 
into the Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures of "Old Europe".
Monoprint with lithography, 2017

By CR for Znedek, Czech Republic, Entry for "Break Out" .
Scribble Drawing Series- Collage of watercolor crayon & ink on tissue paper  .


By CR for Connie Jean, FL.
 Scribble Drawing Series-watercolor crayon & ink.


By CR for Soleil Corvo, Orchard Park, NY.
'Scribble Therapy' series: Watercolor crayon, ink and woven paper.

 By CR for Dimitra Papatheodorou, Patra, Geece.
Altered, accordian-fold, mini-book.
Size about 1.25 inches square, & 0.25 inches thick.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

# 76 October - December 2016 Mail Art

By C Rizzuto for Goop Gallery, Ottawa, Canada.
Tissue paper collage embellished with stitchery and found brass fragments.


By C Rizzutp for Zdenek, Czech Republic.
Entry for Breakthrough: altered photo



By C Rizzuto for Bradford, Deadwood, SD.
Deadwood Door: Altered found photo, inks and collage; plus decorated envelope.


By C Rizzuto For David Aponte, Bethlehem, PA
Collage



By C Rizzuto for Emily Coles Sheffield, UK
Collage



AMULDO, a mail artist in The Netherlands, has exhibited works from correspondents throughout the world. I recently sent two 'scribble therapy' drawings for the 2017 exhibition to be held at a de-commissioned post office. http://trassshart.blogspot.com






Two 'scribble therapy ' drawings by C Rizzuto.
Entries for Trassshart, Gouda, The Netherlands.
Medium: Lyra watercolor crayon on paper


The following series of 3 postcards were re-puposed from a drawing of the male figure on gessoed paper. The cards were then further developed to make them ambiguous land/sea/scapes. The text on the reverse is a poem fragment by Anna Akhmatova.

"A land not mine, still
forever memorable,
the waters of its ocean
chill and fresh..."

By C Rizzuto for Pascal Coupechoux, Chablis, France
Watercolor crayon and mixed media on gessoed paper

By C Rizzuto for Yayoi, Kirkland, WA
Watercolor crayon and mixed media on gessoed paper


By C Rizzuto for Oleg K, Czech Republic
Watercolor crayon and mixed media on gessoed paper

By C Rizzuto for  Yayoi, Kirkland, WA
Eco-print on mixed media paper

By C Rizzuto for Tim Waldron Johnson, MA.
Monotype fragment with stitchery and copper additions. 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

#75 July-September, 2016 Mail Art

I have not been very active this year, but am looking forward to more exchanges in the future. Only mail art that I send out will be posted in this blog.


By CR for Melissa Fletcher, Jackson, TN USA.
Postcard: collage with pattern paper and artist biographies.
Series inspired by an old book of artists biographies.
There was only one female artist in the book--Vigee LeBrun.
The use of pattern paper adds the feminine element to art history. 

Postcard By CR for Mercedes LaMarquesa, Albuquerque, NM
Techniques: Collage of watercolor crayon on tissue paper, with addition 
of hand-stitching of French knots, running stitch, arrow stitch, 
chain stitch and shisha stitch over copper.


By CR for KS Chambers, Anahein, CA. Desert Dreams:
Collage with mulberry papers, pyrography, Australia map segment.

By CR for Raphael'L, Tullins, France.
Postcard: collage with pattern paper  and artist biographies-
part of a series.


By CR for Stripygoose, London, UK.
Postcard: collage with pattern paper and artist biographies-
part of a series. Text: 'There is so much silence between the lines.'

By CR sent to TOFU's call for entries for Pinkweek. Exhibition at
Warehouse Artist Lofts, Sacramento CA.
Media: Tissue paper collage, watercolor crayon, with stamping.

Monday, January 11, 2016

# 74 January - June 2016 Mail Art

Future postings on this blog will be limited to the mail art that I send out. Mail art that I receive will continue to be posted in my International Union of Mail Artists' photo archive. View this archive at
http://iuoma-network.ning.com/photo/photo/listForContributor?screenName=0rauv9a0x2hie


By C Rizzuto for David Aponte, Philadelphia, PA
Fragment of etching with collaged element.


By C. Rizzuto for  Mychal: Watercolor fragment


By C. Rizzuto for  K Chambers, Anaheim, CA
'Luddites Unite': Collage of vintage library catalog cards, washi tape and hand-painting



By C Rizzuto for Call for Entries: Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano, Japan.
Medium: Collage of Monotype fragments


By C Rizzuto, Entry for Agitar РUniversidade S̩nior do Porto's call for entries,
NATURE, Porto, Portugal.
An Eco-print mounted on artist-made paper with natural inclusions.



By C Rizzuto for School of Many Colors' Mail Art call
Heinz-Nixdorf-Gemantschule, Paderborn, Germany.
 Media: Monotype collage, stamping



Saturday, December 26, 2015

#73 December 2015 Mail Art

Future postings on this blog will be limited to the mail art that I send out. Mail art that I receive will continue to be posted in my International Union of Mail Artist photo archive. View this archive at
http://iuoma-network.ning.com/photo/photo/listForContributor?screenName=0rauv9a0x2hie


By C Rizzuto for Esther
Collage: spray inks on paper

By C Rizzuto for Jenn Simms, Greenfield, MA
Greenfield Community College's Call for Entries
Collage of monotype fragments

By C Rizzuto for Liliana Renata Zelinda Alzira, Piraciaba-SP Brasil.
Collage of Monotype fragments

By C Rizzuto for William M, Tainan, Taiwan.
Collage of Monotype fragments


By C Rizzuto for Henry Guild, Forest Hills, NY
Collage: spray inks on paper


Sunday, November 1, 2015

#72 November 2015 Mail Art

This piece was created using the clayprint monotype process. The plate is a slab of clay and clay slips are used to add the color. Brushes, stencils and other mark-making techniques are used to form the image. It is printed by laying a special polyester fabric over the damp clay markings and using a roller to transfer the image to the fabric. I learned about the process from Martha Castillo. Learn more about the process at http://www.marthacastillo.net

By C Rizzuto for Mercedes LaMarquesa, New Mexico.
Clayprint monotype fragment.



Thursday, October 15, 2015

# 71 October 2015 Mail Art

Future postings on this blog will be limited to the mail art that I send out. Mail art that I receive will continue to be posted in my International Union of Mail Artist photo archive. This archive is available to the public at
http://iuoma-network.ning.com/photo/photo/listForContributor?screenName=0rauv9a0x2hie



By C Rizzuto for Richard Baudet, Marseille France
Fragment of Clayprint
To view a video of the clay printing process go to link below
http://www.marthacastillo.net/main-workshops


From Richard Baudet, Marseille, France
ATC: collage


From Richard Baudet, Marseille, France
Decorated envelope


From Mail Art Martha, Beckenham, UK
Mixed media drawing



By C Rizzuto for Henry Guild, Forest Hills, NY
Monotype collage










From Henry Guild, Forest Hills, NY
A series of digital prints of a procession in Mexico




The following images are from a mini-book that started out as sketches of outdoor sculptures at Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA, USA. The booklet was gifted to Mail Art Martha who sends me her sketches.









Three pages of sketches by C Rizzuto
Sepia Pen and watercolor