Saturday, April 07, 2007

Envelopes to Friends and Family

Ever since I could lick a stamp,
I've enjoyed the fine art of correspondence.
Decorating the envelopes with a mostly-improvised vivarium of imagery
became compulsive in the mid 1980s,
when addresses of the like-minded
were found in the backs of comics books,
and the internet was just a gleam in a young nerd's eye.

So while I figure out just what to do next with this blog,
I thought I'd share some of my more transient doodles with you.

(Gift to Frank Crisafulli, father. 8.5 X 11". Gouache with ink.
Mailed about two weeks ago.)

(Gift to Mary Cahill,
New York City photo editor. 9X12".
Ink and Prismacolor® Pencils.
Mailed over ten years ago.)

Check back soon for more fun with manila!


Kristen McCabe said...

I like the special surprise you get when you click on that first one. Are those your grandparents in the pics?

Marc Crisafulli said...

No, actually.... a former tenant of my dad's had left behind a ton of old photos, but we didn't have the heart to throw 'em out.

More work inspired by same to show up soon,
for sure.

Anonymous said...

sorry the internet died before and i couldn't get back. i know you have my email but wasn't sure if you'd add it. i think this as the site you said was old but maybe you will check this hahaha. very nice work. hope everything goes well for you. email is if you've forgotten. ciao.