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.
My own preference is to send POSTCARDs -- so that all the art is out there for everyone who handles it to see.
If I'm sending something specific (such as un-cancelled artiststamps or ATCs for a swap) I'll use an envelope; but then I think of it more as "mailing artwork" instead of as actual "Mail Art".
(This is just my own method, not a standard for anyone else.)
PS: If you'd like to send something, I'm always happy to see what others are doing.
Lois Richter, P.O. Box 7, Davis CA 95617-0007
(AML #255, country = "Napland")
Thanks for the response. When I finish this semester and finals are done, I'll send something.