Happy Birthday Mike Belt
Assemblage (sculpture technique)
Poetry -- Female authors
American poetry -- 20th century
Large padded brown mailer envelope wrapped in twine and green tassel rope, fabric flower pinned to verso. Envelope contains white department store box, crushed, wrapped in variegated pink, white, blue yarn, signed inside lid in pink ink. Box contains pink tissue wrapped around packet with dark pink threads holding tassels of shells and beads. Inside packet consists of pieces of Japanese tissue paper with whole leaves pressed into paper sewn with pink thread, handwritten “Happy Birthday” Mike Belt” “flower” “love” sitting on top of tan and cream sateen, woven off-white fabric bundled under paper and long group of chiffon threads tied to packet folded around tissue and red fabric flower.
Etlinger, Amelia, 1933-1987
Amelia Etlinger Collection (PCMS-0060)
Poetry Collection Manuscripts (State University of New York at Buffalo)
State University of New York at Buffalo. Poetry Collection
State University of New York at Buffalo. Poetry Collection.
Copyright the Estate of Amelia Etlinger and used with permission. For more information contact the Poetry Collection at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clifton Park, New York
1970 - 1986
Collection open for research.
Is Part Of
Amelia Etlinger Collection (LIB-PC010)
padded mailer envelope, twine, tassels, fabric flower, department store box, yarn, shells, beads, woven fabrics, chiffon, plant material
Sent to Mike Belt, donated to the Poetry Collection by Ellen Marie Helinka.
Estate of Amelia Etlinger
9.25 x 4.25 inches
Etlinger, Amelia, 1933-1987, “Happy Birthday Mike Belt,” Digital Collections - University at Buffalo Libraries, accessed January 22, 2018, https://ubdigit.buffalo.edu/items/show/52267.