There’s art designed to be “mail art” and then there’s art that is sent via mail and inadvertently becomes mail art in the process. Lynn Aquaheart of Conway, Arkansas, mailed us what appears to be a commentary on mail art, a piece consisting of a small canvas in an envelope covered with objects (and an animal) that fly. Inside was a small canvas painted light blue and covered with an inspiring message … it brought a smile to our faces.

Aquaheart (a quick Google search showed) is the one behind the short-lived Art Bananas blog but you can also find her on Etsy, where she sells bracelets and pendants of all kinds (the Super Mario Bros. mushroom charm bracelet is pretty cool, though the Day of the Dead earrings are a close second). As someone who makes work designed to be mailed to people’s homes, Aquaheart has probably thought a lot about what it must be like for her work to be flying around the world into the homes of strangers.

Thanks for adding your canvas to the Mail Art Bulletin, Lynn!

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Hrag Vartanian

Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic. You can follow him at @hragv.

2 replies on “Mail Art Bulletin: Fear of Flying”

  1. I can’t tell you how psyched I was to find that you had posted about my mail art! Your mentioning the Art Bananas blog made me realize that I need to get back on that!

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