I'm downsizing. Still sorting through what I have, but probably a lot of rubber stamp art, most sent in swaps, so no postmarks. I also have some correspondence art postcards--some made with rubber stamps, some hand-drawn, some fluxus--that do have postmarks. I may have atcs of all styles and media and maybe add and pass projects and address lists sent from mail art shows.
I hate to toss art, but I can't keep it all. I don't even know the ethics of it all. I mean, no one writes something really private on a postcard. The add and pass projects were started for me with the understanding that I would keep the art, without making copies or anything like that. I suppose I could black out addresses.
Ideas? Advice? Thanks!
Good Grief Cynthia, no one has responded.
So by now, a year later almost, what did you decide to do?
I got the university I used to be affiliated to take a big box of
my archives for their special collections, but they don't seem
to be interested in any more. I have two smaller boxes collected
now. I'm feeling the same way. What to do with our received mail.
I even have a box of someone else's collected mail from one person
AND that person sent me back a number of cards that I sent to HER.
Really difficult when one is trying to be minimal which is
why I do mail art so I can make art and mail it away, not have to
find storage for my own art in my house.
I'm going to check with a local community collage. Maybe I can
do a free workshop and then give them my archives.
I'll let you know if I have any luck
I decided to tackle it another day and it's still sitting here. Except I'm not sure where, but when I find it, I'm considering seeing if artists--especially new ones--might want one really cool complete project instead of trying to find someone to take a lot of it.
Thanks for the answer!