COVID Card #191

November 12, 2020 | 0 comments

He had me at “theoretically inclined.”

While my own doodles tend toward the surreal, my tastes as a consumer strongly favor the abstract — particularly where the artist can articulate the intent behind the brushstrokes (or the equivalent in other media).

Karl Knaths apparently shared the belief made popular (at least in writing) by Kandinsky (those of you who didn’t go to art school may not be familiar with his book Point and Line to Plane, but you might find it interesting), that there were painterly (space, shape, line, color) equivalents to the sounds of music (not the musical, silly). As I am not very articulate on this topic, I recommend further research on your part.

The MoMA owns at least one work by Mr. Knaths, who created one post office mural: Frontier Mail (Rehoboth Beach, Delaware).

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The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.

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