JANET PASSSEHL

A R T S T A M P . D K

JANET PASSEHL

(USA)

In thinking about creating Artstamps, I first thought about postal stamps on letters flying through the sky above continents and oceans – envelopes bearing business papers, contracts, demands, requests, advertising or personal news.  While a piece of mail commonly uses language as a system constructed by human beings to convey information, an agreed upon means to an end, the Artstamp riding on its back can be a tiny missive from the more flexible and nuanced world of the poet-artist. Each of my Artstamps opens a small space that is larger than sky, because it is the space of possibility and imagination.


 


To create the stamps, I photographed fragments of my printed poems, pulling words, space and punctuation away from context. Children is extracted from the poem Brahmakamal, which was published in the journal Caliban Issue #7, p. 24. The entire poem can be seen at http://www.calibanonline.com/07/index.html


The other Artstamp texts are from poems in progress.











 






PUBLISHED 25.10.2012

SIZE 37X30  (COMBINATION ON FULL PRINT SHEETS)


G39A-G39E                 UNTITLED         ED 125


G39FF        FIRST DAY COVER              ED 24SIGN


PUBLISHED 4.5.2017

SIZE  (COMBINATION ON FULL PRINT SHEETS)


G84A-G84E                 UNTITLED         ED 250


G84ff        FIRST DAY COVER              ED 26 SIGN

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