"Mail art: Sharing art outside the museums, non-juried, welcoming, and no obligation for the recipient to respond. Magical, mysterious, inexplicable, experimental, guiltfree, and ever-expanding." from Chaospost
"What I like about mail art is:
1. I can use any material, any process that I want, ie. rubber carving, watercolor, photography,drawing, book making, paper cuts, collage.
2. The image and meaning are more important than the medium.
3. It disperses through the world instead of hanging on a forgotten wall." from LaVona Sherarts
|by Sarah O'Donnell|
"For me it's the thrill of opening the PO box and pulling out wild and wonderful treasures from creative spirits around the globe... and the anticipation that MY creation may provoke a similar reaction across town, across the country or even across the globe." from David Alvey
"I have always seen it as a communication-form between creative people." from Ruud Janssen
"Far from the hallowed portals of the official Art World and largely snubbing the seductions of the Art Market, there exists an alternative universe inhabited by strange creatures who exchange their artworks freely via the international postal service." from Keith Bates
So, it seems mail art is being creative on paper with the point of sending it through the postal mail system to other people for the pure joy of sharing. It also seems that one can use any medium one wants. (assuming it can then still be sent through the mail using a stamp or two, lol.)
On FEATURING's website the specific details are given:
|by Sharon Tomlinson|
You can send your mail art to:
Sint Wilfriedstraat 4
5643 SC Eindhoven
|mosaic mail art|
See you soon, with art I'm sure, hehehe.
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