Think Green

Mail-Art and Environment. Do Mail-Artists think Green? In which way? Is it only by recycling, or are there other possibilities and things to consider.

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Comment by Sil on June 5, 2021 at 8:17pm

For me thinking green is just a way of living and taking care of our planet.
I use rainwater, make paper from recycled scraps, garden weeds and plants, ... 

Many materials in my work are found leftovers. 

Comment by Sabrina S on June 3, 2021 at 1:22pm

It is the same for me, Susan. I think a lot about environmental issues and my daily life reflects that in the way how I eat, what I buy, what I do, etc. In my opinion humans take too much space for themselves on this planet (when it comes to the amount of resources they use) and are way too greedy, not respecting the rights of other species to survive. 

I often thought about how mail art could be a vessel for these thoughts and concerns… but like you said, there is the risk of creating depressing, maybe even offending mail art, especially as everybody gets triggered by different things. 

Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on June 2, 2021 at 9:47pm

wabi-sabi art

Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on June 2, 2021 at 9:46pm


Comment by Susan Weisberg on June 2, 2021 at 8:02pm

I think about green/environmental issues all the time. Beyond recycling there's overall conservation, energy use, land use, and most of all for me endangered species. It's hard to keep one's spirits up. Can we make mail art on these issues that is encouraging and not totally depressing?

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 18, 2019 at 8:13am

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 17, 2019 at 3:10pm

On Saint Patrick's Day:


Comment by Ruud Janssen on December 25, 2013 at 1:53pm

Comment by Ruud Janssen on November 18, 2013 at 8:20pm

green = recycling.

Maybe show some recycled mail-art too....

Comment by oizy on January 30, 2013 at 8:29am

je recycle les boulons et les rondelles rouillées


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