received from mailartists .
May 24, 2005 3:13 AM
(",) Marilyn's passing
Very sorry to
hear this sad news.
May 24, 2005 4:36 AM
[mailart] Re: address/marilyn dammann
i have just
been given notice that Marilyn Dammann a great American mail-artist has died.
please those who knew please send a message to this place
May 24, 2005 8:31 AM
Re: marilyn's passing
Marilyn is a
loss to the Network as well as to those like Guido, who knew her
personally.I think her nom de plume "Shadow" may have been
May 24, 2005 10:39 AM
(",) Marilyn's passing
Thank you for
passing along this sad news. It is doubly poignant because May 22 is my
May 24, 2005 12:42 PM
(",) Marilyn's passing
She was a
brilliant artist. Everything she sent was
full of visual tricks that delight the eye. I will
miss the thrill of seeing her envelope glowing in my
mail box. I knew it contained a treasure made just for
From: Pierpaolo Limongelli
May 24, 2005 2:36 PM
[mailart] Re: marilyn dammann
I mourn Marilyn
Damman, she made very beautiful postcards.
via calatafimi, 38 / 70043
Monopoli (Ba) / Italy
May 24, 2005 4:46 PM
(",) Re: marilyn's passing
This is indeed
I remember her
visiting me at home together with Guido Vermeulen.
I am keen on
technology, I do not care eating fast food, watch bad
television, and doing other "not done" stuff. But I loved her
from the great forests which gave some tranquility.
written with her very much, wasn't very close with her as Guido
is. But I loved her mail and it made me happy. It is sad.
hope there is a possibility for you for snow shoeing where
you are now.
May 24, 2005 5:07 PM
I too will
mourn the loss of such a lovely lady. She and I corresponded for many
and mail art treasures. She will be very sorely missed.
Peace to Marilyn,
Keep on creating,
May 24, 2005 7:59 PM
[mailart] Re: address/marilyn dammann/yes
a great mail artist... good artwork
communication in all mail i received
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 2:26 AM
FW: Marilyn's Passing
great conceptual artist has passed on. Marilyn Dammann aka ShadoWorks, and I
corresponded for many, many years. I always thought of her as an Earth
Mother, and loved her photographs of natural installations she created. Rest
in peace, dear one.
dADa Vark / Aardvark Studios / 1000 E. 14th St #434 / Plano, TX 75074 USA
May 28, 2005 8:22 AM
TURN JUNE 26 INTO AN INTERNATIONAL SHADOW MEMORIAL DAY
family and friends of Marilyn Dammann, to express ourselves thru art and
heart for the loss of someone we all love(d) and admire(d), I propose to all
of you to participate in this special tribute (English call followed again by
JUNE 26 : INTERNATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY TO HONOR
MARILYN DAMMANN aka SHADOW
Dear mail art
friends and networkers,
The friends and
family of Marilyn Dammann are planning 2 activities as a tribute to Shadow:
June 3 will be
the opening of a tribute exhibition. This was already prepared and everyone
hoped Marilyn would be present at the opening. Her sudden death on May 22
makes that her presence will be a spiritual one.
June 26 will be
a memorial day: friends and family will come together, drink a special wine
that Marilyn made for this occasion (she was an excellent wine maker and
prepared even a batch to drink to celebrate her life) and will walk in the
woods to visit and alter some of Marilyn's earth sculptures. Marilyn loved
making art with what she found in nature and she always invited visitors to
alter these pieces that were already in a continuous process of change and
transformation because of time and the natural elements. She called these
actions "walking the pilgrimage path".
friends invited me to be present that day and participate but I cannot afford
traveling for the moment. But this gave me the force and the inspiration to
present this idea to the whole of the network:
Let's turn June
26 into an international memory day for Marilyn Dammann.
Let's all honor
Shadow by creating art the 26th, doing a performance, write a poem, do a
nature walk, choose the expression you're most happy with…
her life with joy, with love, light and magic; like she always did!
I propose also
you document (with text, images, photos, reports) what you do in the corner
of your globe and mail me these.
I'll unite all
tributes and dispatch them as a whole to her close friends and family members
in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and spread them again in the mail art
network as a tribute of the mail art network to one of its members.
So send your
June 26 tributes for Shadow to:
Vermeulen, Vincottestreet 81, B-1030 Brussels - BELGIUM
June 20, 2005 6:29 PM
writing letters to the people Marilyn Damann met in Scotland, Belgium and the
Netherlands, during our travels.
I wanted to
tell them about her death and how much we all miss her.
One of the
persons we met was Henk Van Setten who did a marvelous poetry reading in the
house of Marlies Mulders in Friesland.
In response to
my letter Henk's family mailed me an invitation for his own funeral.
Henk died after
a short disease on June 15. The cremation ceremonial was today, June 20.
He was a very
soft man, a remarkable graphical artist and poet specialized in the Haiku
So this is
another person that we'll be missing.
2005 seems to
be a bad bad year on the level of departures.