junk mail

Mail ingredients, collaged...

During my Overlooked Artifacts exhibition last fall, I never posted all the Daily Mail images. Here are the images made from mail received one year ago this week. As you'll see, some days the mail gods were more generous than others :)

Each is an original collage on paper, 7.5 x 5.5,” framed in black metal frame 12 x 9,” with UV resistant glass and archival mat. ©2013.March 11 2013, original collage by Janice McDonald. $125.March 12 2013, original collage by Janice McDonald. SOLD.March 13 2013, original collage by Janice McDonald. $125.March 14 2013, original collage by Janice McDonald. $125.March 15 2013, original collage by Janice McDonald. $125.March 16 2013, original collage by Janice McDonald. $125.

It's been a year?

During all the lead up and busy-ness surrounding my Overlooked Artifacts exhibition last fall, I never posted all the Daily Mail images. Since I made those collages from mail gleaned in March, April and May of last year, I thought I'd share them fully now. Here are the images made from early March's mail one year ago.Each is an original collage on paper, 7.5 x 5.5," framed in black metal frame 12 x 9," with UV resistant glass and archival mat. ©2013.Enjoy!March 01 2013, original collage by Janice McDonald. $125.MAR 02 2013MAR 04 2013MAR 05 2013MAR 06 2013MAR 07 2013MAR 08 2013

Just one thing in the mailbox... an inauspicious beginning

"MAR 01, 2013," original collage on paper by Janice McDonald, 7.5 x 5.5," ©2013."Harvesting" the potential collage elements from the postcard.This is the first collage created for the "Overlooked Archives" show. The only thing that arrived on March 1st, 2013 was a coupon/postcard from Bed, Bath & Beyond. It made me wonder if the concept of working with each day's mail would provide enough interest and content. My persistence paid off though and the resulting body of work and  show were strong. Thankfully!I referenced this collage in my artist statement. Most people could imagine where the pieces came from once I pointed it out... there are common elements delivered to all our mailboxes. 

On a quieter note...

Reflecting on a small group of the Daily Mail collages. Views of the "Overlooked Artifacts" exhibition at Spark Gallery on a quiet afternoon... There were 75 original collages, framed with UV glass and archival matting, each 12 x 9" in size and hung chronologically in a grid. This represented each day's mail from March, April, and May of 2013.It's always great to have company in the gallery, but sometimes I look forward to a lull when I can take it all in, size it up, and think about where my work may be taking me next.View upon entering, to left of door at Spark Gallery. The long wall of collages...The final few collages and the end wall with my artist statement and guestbook.