Monday, February 25, 2013

Mail Me Art

I've received notice that the Royal Mail has delivered my Mail Me Art artwork - drawn on an empty envelope!

Here's how Mail Me Art describes the project:

"Mail Me Art is a fun little project that was created by Darren Di Lieto of The Little Chimp Society in late 2006. He was looking for a way to connect on a real world level with all of the brilliant and talented illustrators who had become part of his community and network. Mail Art was the perfect way to accomplish this task. The Mail Me Art project has held exhibitions up and down the UK, and was published as very nice book by HOW Books. It has also been featured or mentioned by Digital Arts, Computer Arts, Design Week and The Telegraph over the years. Mail Me Art is still going strong to this day and there seems to be no stopping it!"

My work is based on a chap I drew a couple of years ago for the Skinny Decaf Latte show I did in Sydney. It's entitled 'Just Like Mamma Used To Make'. 

It's drawn in 5B pencil and chalk, and fixed with some of Twinkle's hairspray (I'm sorry if the aroma is still chokingly thick Darren!) to stop it smudging in the way it did every time my left hand moved across the envelope.

The reaction at the post office was enough to make me see the point of this project - the ladies behind the counter were very flattering, although they had no idea I was the artist. 

I believe it'll appear in an exhibition in Great Windmill Street, London, and then a book by the same name as the project...

1 comment:

  1. Interestingly, when I handed my envelope over to the postie, he didn't even see the work on the other side. Just dropped it in the bag without a second glance. I'm not sure what I was expecting. Maybe we have postal staff with a different level of appreciation of creativity round these parts.