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Holiday spirit

San-Pedro_0456-webI’ve been building out the cards section of this store. Some are holiday cards, but most are all-occasion cards, the kind you can keep around for that last-minute birthday or spontaneous gift. Or just to say thank you when an email doesn’t quite cut it. Check them out from the ‘cards’ menu button above.

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TriHexal cards

SOUND (TriHexal 2)

TriHexal cards, 4.25 x 4.25 inches, 12 to a box plus white envelopes: $15

A box of all-occasion cards with an abstract image that is also a poem, created using the geometric TriHexal font. For more information on TriHexals, see this post.

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Fire in space cards

Fiery cross Fire in space cards, 4.25 x 4.25 inches, 12 to a box plus white envelopes: $15

A box of all-occasion cards featuring a fiery cross set against the expanse of deep space.

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Labyrinths cards

Labyrinths 2

 

Labyrinths cards, 4.25 x 4.25 inches, 12 to a box plus white envelopes: $15

A box of all-occasion cards celebrating labyrinths and an ultra-pixellated aesthetic.

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Cactus flower cards

pink cactus blossom

Cactus flower cards, 4.25 x 5.5 inches, 12 to a box plus white envelopes: $15

A box of all-occasion cards with a vibrant pink cactus flower.

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Freesia mix cards

Freesia mix

Freesia mix cards, 4.25 x 5.5 inches, 12 to a box plus white envelopes: $15

A box of all-occasion cards with golden freesia and pink, magenta, and red geraniums.

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Parrot’s beak abstraction cards

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Parrot’s beak abstraction cards, 4.25 x 5.5 inches, 12 to a box plus white envelopes: $15

A box of all-occasion cards celebrating the parrot’s beak plant (Lotus berthelotii) in the abstract.

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White iris cards

white iris card

White iris cards, 4.25 x 5.5 inches, 12 to a box plus white envelopes: $15

A box of all-occasion cards celebrating the symmetry of a white iris flower.

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Water lilies cards

Water lilies

Water lily cards, 4.25 x 5.5 inches, 12 to a box plus white envelopes: $15

A box of all-occasion cards celebrating the floating shapes of water lilies.

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Snowflake cards

Snowflake card

Snowflake cards, 4.25 x 4.25 inches, 12 to a box plus white envelopes: $15

A box of winter holiday cards with a hand-drawn snowflake.

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San Pedro cactus cards

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San Pedro cactus cards, 4.25 x 5.5 inches, 12 to a box plus white envelopes: $15

A box of all-occasion cards celebrating the San Pedro cactus (Echinopsis pachanoi).

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Angel’s Trumpet cards

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Angel’s Trumpet cards, 4.25 x 5.5 inches, 12 to a box plus white envelopes: $15

A box of all-occasion cards celebrating the inner beauty of the Angel’s Trumpet flower (Bruggmansia species)

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Graffiti cards

Graffiti cards, 4.25 x 5.5 inches, 12 to a box plus white envelopes: $15

A box of all-occasion cards celebrating graffiti and found art from the walls of New York. There are 6 of each of the two images.

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Smothered Art

Smothered ArtSmothered Art: set of 24 cards in glassine envelope, 5 x 3 inches, black-and-white offset lithography on card stock, limited edition of 500: $15   SORRY OUT OF PRINT AND OUT OF STOCK


Since I wrote (briefly) about my Smothered Art cards in a recent post, I thought I’d add them to the site since there are still some left of the original edition. These cards were the first project of my then-new Museum of Forgery and were designed with the goal of making it easier for artists to undertake the heartbreaking task of getting rid of unwanted or failed work. Often such work just sits around forever, haunting our studios with its reminder that even though we reject it we cannot disown it.

Twenty-one of these cards contain instructions for unusual ways to do away with art, including mulching, chaining, casting, skinning, poisoning, canning, drowning, and launching. There are also two blank cards for additional destructive methods, plus the cover card with the full title of this project:

A Compendium
of 21 Ways to
Mutilate, Destroy,
and otherwise
DO AWAY WITH
Artworks of All Kinds

with Space for
VISUAL RECORDS
of Smothered Art
&
Extra Cards for the
Notating of
Individual Explorations
in Smothering.

On each of the 21 main cards, a small square area has been left blank for documentation of that method as carried out on a particular artwork—the idea being that each artist would interpret these methods differently, with widely varying results. Indeed, some of these destructive methods might come full circle and result in the creation of something new, even if just an idea or some raw materials. A completed set thus offers a unique view of an artist’s practice, a slice of autobiography, a record of resilience in the face  of loss.

As the Jungian psychologist James Hillman writes: “When things are not properly buried, cremated, or composted, could their souls remain as haunting and poisoning ghosts endangering the community? Pollution is not only chemical and radioactive. There is psychological pollution, too.”


Note 1: A work that I feel was carried out very much in the spirit of Smothered Art (though years earlier) is Dieter Roth’s Literature Sausage, which consists of sausage skins stuffed with onions, spices, and bits of chopped books.

Note 2: The Hillman quote is from James Hillman, Kinds of Power, Doubleday, 1995, p. 89.


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