Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sixty Six Memories

A sheet of sixty-six artistamps titled "Sixty Six Memories" recalls memories from a month-long trip to Latvia, Ireland, and Denmark in June-July 2005. Selected original photos from the journey comprise the small-format sheet, designed to be separated into four minisheets for use on postcards mailed in connection with the release of the stamps. The sheet and postcards became a submittal to Eberhard Janke's 2013 mail-art call Ray of Light.

Provided below is a key to the subject of each artistamp, reading from top left across eleven stamps in six rows:

1. Section of wall in the Christiania district, Copenhagen, Denmark

2. "Mind the Clouds" political graffiti on metal container, Christiania district, Copenhagen, Denmark

3. Looking toward the Burren region of County Clare from waterfront beach, Galway, Ireland

4. Sign over the entrance to a store, Riga, Latvia

5. Garden view through wall, Skjoldenaesholm estate, near Jystrup, Denmark

6. The man on the street, Old Town, Riga, Latvia

7. Map of rapid transit plan for Copenhagen, Danish Tram Museum (Sporvejsmuseet Skjoldenaesholm), near Jystrup, Denmark

8. Detail, display at Danish Tram Museum (Sporvejsmuseet Skjoldenaesholm), near Jystrup, Denmark

9. Seaweed-covered coastal rocks on beach east of Giant's Causeway National Park, Northern Ireland

10. Narrow-gauge track, Giant's Causeway & Bushmills tourist railway, Northern Ireland

11. Traffic signs at road end, Christiania waterfront, Copenhagen, Denmark

12. Gates to city tram depot, Liepaja, Latvia

13. Bark of tree trunk observed during a walk in Liepaja, Latvia

14. Wall graffiti in Old Town, Riga, Latvia

15. Stormy sky over Skjoldenaesholm estate, near Jystrup, Denmark

16. Friendly cow in pasture along Coast Trail east of Giant's Causeway National Park, Northern Ireland

17. Hillside flowers, Coast Trail east of Giant's Causeway National Park, Northern Ireland

18. Red-haired lass and drummer on pedestrian street in town center, Galway, Ireland

19. A friend (Elizabeth) wandering the corn maze at Skjoldenaesholm estate, near Jystrup, Denmark

20. Paving stones near the Royal Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark

21. Exterior decoration over doorway, Riga, Latvia

22. "Stop Bush!" posters near the Arbejermuseet, Copenhagen, Denmark

23. Friends Elizabeth and Ted in the dungeon,  Skjoldenaesholm estate, near Jystrup, Denmark

24. Mural along canal, Copenhagen, Denmark

25. Bus stop art, Riga, Latvia

26. Rollercoaster at Tivoli Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark

27. Colorful cottage and shed along alley, Kenmare, Ireland

28. Trail markers, Coast Trail east of Giant's Causeway National Park, Northern Ireland

29. Abandoned apartment block at the former Soviet naval station of Karosta, north of Liepaja, Latvia

30. Boats in harbor, Portrush, Northern Ireland

31. Abandoned building, former Soviet naval station of Karosta, north of Liepaja, Latvia

32. Post box at the Zasulauka train station, neighborhood west of the Daugava River, Riga, Latvia

33. Detail of windmills from miniature village outside the municipal museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

34. Behind a recreation vehicle on a narrow highway on the way to Kenmare, Ireland

35. Street sign on dwelling along Rozu Iela, Liepaja, Latvia

36. Thistles along country walk outside Galway, Ireland

37. Wedding couple posing on a Saturday afternoon, beach east of Portrush, Northern Ireland

38. Flower box at apartment building window, Liepaja, Latvia

39. Stile crossing along Coast Trail east of Giant's Causeway National Park, Northern Ireland

40. Warning sign about rockfalls and bus traffic, Giant's Causeway National Park, Northern Ireland

41. Orange cottage door, Galway, Ireland

42. Sheep seeking shade next to rental car, parking area near Mamean gate, Maumturk Mountains, Connemerra, County Galway, Ireland

43. "Khrushchev apartment" block, Liepaja, Latvia

44. Poster detail next to bicycle parking at train station, Jystrup, Denmark

45. Volcanic stone formation, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

46. Waterfall reflection along canal, Galway, Ireland

47. Afternoon street crowd in town center, Galway, Ireland

48. Exterior building ornamentation detail of screaming face, Riga, Latvia

49. Abandoned cottage, southern coast west of Kenmare, Ireland

50. Nasturtium flower garden along wall, Ennis, Ireland

51. Transit street supervisor on a busy Saturday at the bus stop outside Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

52. Rural mountain pass highway, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

53. Tower of the Riga Cathedral built in 1211, Riga, Latvia

54. Flags on apartment window sill near the Royal Palace, Co
 
penhagen, Denmark

55. Stormy sky above Humlebaek railway station, northern Zealand, Denmark

56. Residential structure ruin, Riga, Latvia

57. Beach path to the Baltic Sea, Liepaja, Latvia

58. Couple lying in the sun next to canal, Galway, Ireland

59. Trail gate, Mamean ("The Pass of the Birds"), Maumturk Mountains, Connemerra, County Galway, Ireland

60. Sand dollar on beach near Dunseverick Harbour, Coast Trail east of Giant's Causeway National Park, Northern Ireland

61. Overhead rail catenary and electrical insulators outside Humlebaek railway station, northern Zealand, Denmark

62. Friend Ted allocating strawberry pastries at sidewalk bakery, Roskilde, Denmark

63. Flower display near railway station, Roskilde, Denmark

64. Ornamentation detail above doorway, Riga, Latvia

65. Post office, Kenmare, Ireland

66. Solstice sunset at 11:00 p.m. from Akmens Tilts (bridge) over the Daugava River, Riga, Latvia





 

3 comments:

PamelaArtsinSF said...

Those are absolutely wonderful, Jack.

Rhonda H said...

These are fantastic! Love to see your travels on the stamps (as I have been to many of those places too and they bring back memories!)...
May I ask where you get your pages perforated?

Jack at CASCADIA ARTPOST said...

Cascadia Artpost purchases its artistamp paper as pre-perforated gummed stock from Bill Porter at the Olathe Poste in Colorado. Bill offers a variety of perforations. Though a bit spendy (around $137 for 100 sheets of one performation, lower cost for an assortment box), the stock gives good results on both inkjet and laser printers. We like to keep a variety of sizes on hand.