Go Bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Go Bananas!
Some of the folks at IUOMA really are Bananas, myself included. Once a year or so we exchange banana themed mail art in celebration of one banana holiday or another. This time, we were celebrating World Banana Day on February 21st and National Banana Bread Day on February 23rd.
In the tradition of my Consumer Consciousness series, I created the ‘Dole Banana Mandala’ and ‘Peel the Love.’
Can you Peel the Love?
Twelve color copies of the mandala were made for recipients far and wide. Each piece was inked by hand in yellow which created the variations in shading. The original mandala became a birthday greeting for Anna Banana, who turns 74 years young this month. Peel the Love is an original, one and only. No copies were made.
Also mailed out in celebration was this little gem…
Paper Mache Banana-gram
So far, I have received five pieces of return banana mail, the first of which hailed from Greece.
Banana Mail from Katerina Nikoltsou
Banana Mail from Katerina Nikoltsou Side B
Banana Mail Mini Book from Rebecca Guyver, UK
Banana Mail from Alicia Starr, USA
Banana Mail from Angie Cope, USA
Banana Mail from Jennifer Phillips, USA
Hope you all had a very Happy World Banana/National Banana Bread Day!
Happy Trash to you, until we meet again.