As an echo a subject of a recent Philosophy exam that took place in France recently (in the scope of the “baccalauréat”), Philippe asks the question: Is mail art necessarily beautiful? You have four hours to answer this question ;-)
A nice paper bag that traveled without issues despite the handles. It was sent by Pascale Championnet. I love the “cocotte en papier” (I don’t know how this “paper hen” is called in English). It reminded me my childhood when I was a big fan of Origami and when I tried to fold the “smallest paper hen of the world”. I think the smallest I did was using a 5x5 mm square.
A colorful envelope sent from Greece by Maria Chorianopoulou
And a nice envelope sent by Vesna Majer from Croatia.
I’m very late blogging some of the contributions that I received. So in order to catch up a bit, I have decided to group some of them in the same post. Otherwise if I share only one contribution per post as I have done before, it will take ages before I share everything with you.
First here is an envelope sent by Troy Brooks. A very nice grocery bag from Whole Foods Market. I really like the Harvey Milk stamps and the rainbowish earth stamp.
Then a sending from Deborah Dutton, using a Trader Joe’s bag.
And a large envelope send from Australia by Robyn Banks with a super hero theme that I love. Sorry for the scan but the envelop was so big that I could not scan it completely.
It is coming from the “confraria de arte postal Selus”, which seems to be a group of mail artists. The envelope was filled with eight (yes eight! ) very nice contributions to my paper bag mail art call.
Among all paper bag envelopes that I have received so far, the ones made from a paper bags used to wrap bread are clearly the most common (In second position come pharmacy bags…). Three items I received recently go in this direction. Two from Philippe Charron and one from Uwe Klein. To be noted that the first one from Philippe (the one with the orange circle) has a very unusual design for this type of bag…