I peel the used lint tape off the roller and lay it flat between the pages of a book in my studio, pressing it like flowers.
I’ve come to see the 4×6 pieces of tape, covered in the fuzz of fabric and lines of thread as small abstract pieces.
Each and individual, random piece of art.
I have a nice collection of them now and whenever I need one I know what to find it. When, you might wonder, would I need a used lint roller tape?
One thing I like to do is put them on the packages I send out. So a couple of weeks ago when I was mailing out a bunch of I Am Enough postcards I taped the lint roller tapes to the back of some envelopes.
Another kind of mail art.
I put them out into the world, but I didn’t expect to get any back. Then Vicki, who is an artist and farmer, emailed me and said she found “a lot of faces in the lint roller.”
I got the lint roller tape back in yesterday’s mail. It’s covered in drawings of the animals that Vicki found in the lines of thread.
Bunnies, birds, a chicken, fish and dogs, a collaboration, through the mail, between Vicki and me.