Mail Art. Artistamps. We use the word "art" to define and describe these practices. But should we? Are we wrongly equating our mailings with the importance of paintings on gallery walls? I'll tell you I'm not really troubled by these questions. I think it's art and I don't believe in a war between art and craft. Still, it's a question that a lot of people talk about and even write scholarly articles trying to defend. This article "Cinderella and the Big Monster: Mail Art and the Museum" by Peter van der Meijden goes into great depth on the subject. I encourage you to check it out if you want to ruminate more on the matter. Thanks to Laura for this link!
P.S. Art by François Colos.