Today a large enveloppe from Ryosuke Cohen (Japan) arrived. In it was the collection of BrainCells #980 till #1000 and with it all namelists of those series. I received before from Ryosuke Cohen such sets. They are very interesting for archives and reearchers, so I am very happy with this wonderful gift from Ryosuke Cohen. He did a wonderful work with this project he started in 1985, and in 2017 the series is alreacy 1000 sheets with messages from the globe.
On the cover is a part of the #1000 Brain Cell. I recognize the stamp prints I sent him, and it feels good to be part of this collection. But the whole project itself is more interesting then the individual cells. So many connections and communications were needed to get this done. Also interesting details on how this started in 1985. Some mail-artists are still alive and kicking. Some are dead and some countries even vanished from the postal systems…….
And the formal 1000th issue arrived a few days later in a seperate enveloppe:
For some graphics on Internet I developed a specific sequence:
- Make a drawing with Indian Ink on thick paper and let it dry
- Put some St. Petersburg Watercolours over the image and let it dry
- Make a digital photo of the result
- Guide it through a Roy Lichtenstein application to set the forms and tones like Roy would have done it.
The results are now on some Facebook groups as a banner, and to archive these works I have posted a few here as well.