PrickPrint

stamped beer coaster
glycerin and water based stamp ink
set of 50
93X93mm
2015

don’t be a prick. just print it

Your generous spirit has impressed me since I first saw it on this IUOMA website. I have loved the way you share your work with the members here, and I am honored to know I, also, am a recipient of a piece of your art.
Please consider my regard for you as an artist as I make a request. I am asking you to remove your most recent photos from the photo gallery. I feel sorry that you have chosen this subject and method to communicate with the world. I wondered what the images would be when i saw the first information about your new project. I am dismayed to think that you would want this as a part of your legacy, a part of your body of work as an artist.
You are better than this, you really are. You can fill the world with powerful images and moving works of art without this low treatment of the topic. I believe you have real talent and great ability to communicate with the world. I appeal to you to consider the lasting value of all your art, and the impact it can have, long after you are gone. I believe that those who applaud this new project are doing you no favor.
You do not offend me. Your art does not offend me. It makes me feel sad and disappointed in the waste of fine talent. I hope you will consider my request. If not, I will still regard you as a fine artist.
– Linda French

Dear enVide,
Thank you for replying to my message.
I don’t know of a specific place where there are guidelines for the work presented here on IUOMA. I have read dialog on here about the topic, including comments by Ruud Janssen, but I don’t remember where, and I don’t remember what was specifically said. I think the general feeling was that if we have objections to postings we should contact a mediator, but I have no idea who that is, other than Ruud.
I wanted to come to you first in hopes that you would be willing to self-censor your postings on this site.
May I share something else with you? I have a friend from years ago who recently got in touch with me. I had planned to direct him to this site to see some of what is going on in mailart, but your photos of penis prints has forced me to reconsider. I won’t be directing friends to the IUOMA site because of them. I already feel icky about my association with a venue that doesn’t care about the content of its gallery. And I can’t share IUOMA with my children.
– Linda French

Just got The Prick Print-Brilliant! Thanks! Hands down some of the best Mail art package and execution I’ve gotten. Keep up the good work.
– Aaron Morgan

So yes, thank you very much! Will have a minor problem to match that one, but we’ll see… Art by mail opens new dimensions to life! grin emoticon.
– Lady K.C.R.A. OCTOBER 12, 2015