Postal-Collage Working-Groups


Over several weeks in advance of the September 1 launch date, working-groups are formed and sequenced.

The default method for arranging these groups is this: I compose them according to my own druthers. My aim is to facilitate valuable individual and collective experiences by organizing effective groups. If you’re happy with this method, and would like to be assigned to a group, consider this: the more I know about you, the more nuanced your group placement will be. If you have preferences, interests, or concerns regarding group placement, please let me know.

If anyone would like to recruit collaborators and/or coordinate a group (or portion of a group) without my input, you are invited to do so. Potential collaborators should read and understand the Project Description, including the note regarding the COMMITMENT, reprinted here-

Participation requires a modest, though not insignificant commitment. Please carefully consider the following, before committing:
•    Participants can expect to spend a few dollars on postage each month for six months.
•    The project timeline must be respected. Consistent, dependable deliveries will be required in order to complete the delivery pattern and achieve the characteristic return of each piece to its originator.
•    Each participant accepts responsibility for the completion of the piece they initiate, and agrees to deliver that piece for exhibition.

Other considerations when recruiting collaborators and assembling groups:

  • Each working-group will consist of five collaborators. (It is permissible for “one collaborator” to be a couple, a family, or whatever collective arrangement which might be made).
  • When a group is assembled, a sequence must be set, and each collaborator will need to provide a mailing address to their fellow collaborator who precedes them in that sequence.
  • Collaborators are strongly encouraged to communicate with fellow working-group members regarding progress and delays. Simple messages such as, “… collage sent today…” or “…collage received…” can be very helpful in scheduling and keeping the project on track.

As always, I am available to answer any questions, or address any concerns.

Marty McCutcheon, Project Coordinator

2 thoughts on “Postal-Collage Working-Groups”

  1. Thanks for this, Cynthia. You’ve got it, the project is postal, which is to say— the groups never get together. Collaborators work independently, and send collages-in-progress through the mail.

    Your enthusiasm is much appreciated. I’m eager to see how you and the project get along, and to read your account of your experience. If ever you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Thanks again!


  2. hi Marty,
    I just saw your latest email reminder and sent a response that I’m all in. What’s not clear to me ( tho the word postal suggests the answer to my question) is if there’s a geographical formation of the collage group or if it can all be done by mail without the circle getting together.
    At any rate, I stumbled across your project while in San Francisco but am now back home near Placerville, between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento.
    Also, to tell you a little about myself, I am a longtime journalist now in between jobs because my grant funding dried up. The website I noted about is my LinkedIn professional portfolio, profile. Outside of my career, I love to make things like collages, jewelry, paint furniture and other arty project. Fyi — and I’d be an enthusiastic newbie at this project ( and likely will want to write about it)

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