This is 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. They plan to exhibit some or all of the work received, upon completion of Ruben’s treatment.

The 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.

Simply by visiting their blog, you are cordially invited to participate in any way you are able and to bring your ingenuity with you. They will be posting images of received submissions on this blog, so stay tuned. Please pass on the blog address to anyone and everyone you think could be interested.

We are going to some issues of Volume from our archive - visit this link to find out more information about how you can get involved!