A mail art project brought to you by Ruben and friends.

Ruben Cooke began cancer treatment for relapsed Hodgkins Lymphoma at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford in the month of January, 2010.

This project has been designed to provide some distraction from the reality of his situation. We plan to exhibit some or all of the work received, upon completion of Ruben’s treatment.

Our theme, splice has multiple definitions but, crucially, contains the word ICE, which directly references the combination of chemotherapy Ruben will be receiving for the duration of his treatment.

All contributing artists must first read the submission guidelines.

Simply by visiting this blog, you are cordially invited to participate in any way you are able and to bring your ingenuity with you.

We will be posting images of received submissions on this blog, so stay tuned. We’d also like to make it abundantly clear that we’re aiming to spread the word as far and wide as possible. Please pass on the blog address to anyone and everyone you think could be interested. We want our postman to know who we are.



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  2. Hello Ruben,

    I’m an old friend of Nicky’s. “Art” is not a word mentioned in connection to me much, but here’s somebody i drew:

    * *


    I don’t spend much time at the computer and the only thing like this that I have ever done was with Roger Stephens and a gang called “Citizens’ Band”. Has Roger told you about it? Possibly it would have some sociological interest for you.

    Much much love, All the level best, Louie (who lives in Spain) X

  3. Hello all.

    This blog has now officially been blogged – http://www.volumemag.blogspot.com/.

    My ‘art’ is to follow soon.


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