The Mail Art Of Riitta Ikonen
Collection pieces designed to be postal using creative and sometimes absurd materials:
In 2004 a holiday project at the University of Brighton titled ‘Location Vocation Vacation’ called for mail art. One post card per week was to be sent as a document of experiences to Margaret Huber, the then second year Illustration tutor.
Around a hundred and fifty A6 sized cards have since been sent (and received) from all over the world. Hair, fish, a sachet of white powder, a piece of broken record, mossy bark… all dutifully delivered by postal workers. Only five cards have never reached their destination, (a few of those due to very poor crocheting)
Margaret still receives mail at irregular intervals.
Many more examples of the artist’s post works can be found here.