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Started by Heath Row. Last reply by Heath Row Mar 19, 2009. 4 Replies

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Comment by William M on January 3, 2020 at 8:41am

jennifer, yeah, i think there are rules buried beneath the surface. i think everyone has their own version of those rules. i mean rules for themselves as to what they think is ok and what they think is not. do you keep everything sent to you? do you pass work on to others? do you add or mutilate what is sent to you and send it back to the sender or send it on to someone else? do you respond to every piece of mail sent to you? i think those are some of the rules that everyone decides for themselves. and of course there are basic rules for mail art calls.

Comment by Terry Owenby on January 2, 2020 at 8:29pm

Thanks for sharing your Circulaire 132 selections, Williams. I am hoping to join in this endeavor soon and seeing others' work is both education and inspiration for me.  The art is wonderful!

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on January 2, 2020 at 2:04pm

William - I like the much greater anarchy of the mail art world than the way the mainstream art world runs itself, but I'm starting to think there are more rules than I first suspected. Buried beneath the surface?

Comment by William M on January 2, 2020 at 9:31am

Selections from an issue of Circulaire 132 which found its way to my mailbox today:

Comment by William M on January 2, 2020 at 9:28am

jennifer, remember the old saying - there are no rules in mail art! for the assembling kits i usually keep everything myself as i see it as part of the whole.

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on December 29, 2019 at 8:15pm

Sabrina - I started making linoprints (and other sorts of prints) several years ago and had never before made anything more than 25 copies, and I'd only done that once. So I started this off having no idea if I could do it, and was pleasantly surprised to get there.

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on December 29, 2019 at 8:04pm

William - I can be ruthless! I might find myself rejecting things, which is a bit of a taboo in the mail art world, isn't it? Or separating things, so original and mass produced aren't assembled side-by-side?

Comment by William M on December 28, 2019 at 7:21pm

ha. i feel the same way jennifer. same when people send in pre-printed postcards for an assembling project where everyone else is sending in work that's been handmade.

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on December 28, 2019 at 6:07pm

William - In my opinion the paper towels is just cheating!

Comment by William M on December 28, 2019 at 9:17am

ah, then maybe in a future issue we'll be in the same issue jennifer. it's interesting to see the different types of paper. though there seems to be a few people that use paper towels instead.


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