Many months ago, my friend Paula Searing invited pretty much everyone she knows to contribute “characters” to populate a toy theater set she was making for OUTPOST, a mail art exhibition, in Philadelphia. The only stipulation was that these characters had to be mailed to her by the end of the week. I was a little hazy on what exactly it meant for them to be mail art and I didn’t wind up having time to make anything until Friday morning, so to make sure I did it right I made a postcard (ultimate mail art, right?). The man in ectoplasm wasn’t a very impressive offering and I wish I had actually spent time on it, but it actually looks great against the backdrop of Paula’s ink store and the door to nowhere doesn’t seem so dumb.
For more images of Paula’s toy theater, click here.