I am sometimes confused about mailart and so I hesitate to send because I

want to do it right.  I have heard conflicting opinions about what is actually mailart.

Maybe all of them are true and acceptable??

*Mailart should be on the addressed and stamped side of the work. (that is the only side to be

displayed?)....... so what about postcards?

*Mailart is what is on the OUTside of the envelope... not what is inside, so empty art

envelopes are good........... so what about ATCs? (too small to mail alone)

*ANYthing you send through the mail can be mailart.  The object itself being the art.

*Mailart can be in any medium you chose.

 

Please give me any advice concerning the above statements.  I need a better understanding of

what is expected and acceptable.

Thank you,

Dawn

 

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Thanks for the response.  When I finish this semester and finals are done, I'll send something.

Make some art -- postcard, letter whatever you like.

Put a stamp and address on it somewhere.

Mail it to ME.

Thankyou.

That's what Mail Art is all about..

..sending, and receiving...

And I will mail you something back.

Just do it.

Don't intellectualise it.

Val

 

For me :

- "Mailart is what is on the OUTside of the envelope... not what is inside, so empty art envelopes are good". ATC is Art but not mailart.

- Yes  : "Anithing you send through the mail can be mailart.  The object itself being the art."

- And of course : "Mailart can be in any medium you chose."

Have a good day. Liberty

13.10.14  Dare Ms. Liberty,...yes, let's dance still yet once again to this one..."mail art is"  & "mail art isn't"..."this" & or "that"...the classical "Correspondance" . I've always felt that an ATC was naught but a canape in the world of mail art...& that mail art was whatever I said it was...but then again, isn't that what they all say???  & with a moniker like "Liberty", I'm sure you will agree--almost anything goes... Ave uh nez dae yur sef. Richard Canard....Post Scriptum: Did Ms. Dawn Mudore ever graduate???

All is acceptable, nothing is expected. Surprise the postal office and also the receiver.

So don't expect too many rules but be creative.

RJ

I like my mail art toasted, with jam.

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