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Satu means fairytale





Just today, i gotta packet in the post from Satu Kaikkonen which contained a copy of her book
Kaukana vierailta mailta,
but it was no ordinary copy, it was like an altered book with all kinds of handwork & drawing & writing -- i think that's cool as all get-out, to create an altered book from one of your own books. It really is a thing of beauty & it will receive a top-shelf placement on my bookshelf fersure, it's something special.


Also included was an incredible series of A4 sized color vispo/abstract comic pages that are laminated & contain a richness of intense composition mixed in blue & create a quiet calm when i look at them.

monet suuret kiitokset!

thank you for the happy packet Satu!
= )

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troylloyd sa...

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William Keckler sa...

The hand print/image seems so primally powerful and is pretty much ubiquitous in mail art, copy art, cave drawings, etc.

We've all done it.

I like the one in colors above.

I think of Ronald Johnson's handprint opposite the Lady Di elegy...as he surely knew he was disappearing...

very moving...

troylloyd sa...

...right you are, it still holds that primal immediacy to this day, leaving a trace...

...yeah, the picture really doesn't do it justice, i think it's guache & it's vibrant & really pops out upon turn of the page, it's beautiful...

...Ronald Johnson :
may he never disappear!

...i like the way Jena Osman put it in her "paronomastic migrations":

"Beam 18" is a startling handprint. There are a number of visual pieces in ARK, but the palm print is the only section that is entirely pictorial. In the O'Leary interview Johnson connects this print with Cocteau's Orphée. In the film, Cocteau had Orpheus reach for Eurydice through "a mirror, which was a bath of mercury. Which is one of the reasons the palm is there...the palm going into the mercury to get to the underworld". With that image in mind, the palm is reaching down for us, the readers. We are the ones who are in fact beneath the surface -- the reader is the "eye" beneath the water."

satu kaikkonen sa...

=)

I'm happy that book found you...
it's names means "far awy from

strange lands" and to me it means places where those peoples are that i love / and like:

family, friends and so on...


when i watched the stuff in the box you sent to me i wanted to do something that tells that the way from people to people, from friend to friend is not so long: language, marks, drawings....that you really make yourself ....they are somekind of mindway to tell that we all breath this same air...

and that a little thought can be sunnely...but only if you let it out of your mind...

eggtooth sa...

wow!
the images in that book look really awesome.
i wld like to see them in person!

nother thought_wondering what u wld think of this tweet:

christianbok:We need more visual poetry inspired by the Conceptualists—(Derek Beaulieu cannot keep doing the job all by himself…).

troylloyd sa...

Satu
thank you for sending it, the book & the posters are a great gift! i was very happy to see them!

you are correct when you say:

"...i wanted to do something that tells that the way from people to people, from friend to friend is not so long: language, marks, drawings....that you really make yourself ....they are somekind of mindway to tell that we all breath this same air... "

i agree with you about that.

sky air sky air sky
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Eggtooth
yeah, i showed the book to Wendy while she was up here.

tweet?

hmmmm,
there's alotta visual poetry from the late 60's early 70's that could fit into the "conceptualist" mold -- Dieter Roth was doing "conceptualist visual poetry" in the 50's, i would say that his 1957 Children's book definitely fits that bill...