Monday, February 4, 2008
In response to the post about mail art, I wanted to bring attention to one of the most successful mail art collaboratives currently in progress. Originally founded by artist Frank Warren, PostSecret, available at postsecret.com, is a project where viewers are encouraged to send in their secrets anonymously on the back of a homemade postcard.
These secrets represent a wide variety of emotions and experiences, and Frank has received over 2,500 postcards from around the world since January 1st, 2005. More information about the project itself can be found on the website, as well as on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postsecret. PostSecret has had numerous art exhibits nationwide.
As the website is updated every week, the previous secrets become unavailable, although Frank publishes a book that contains these secrets annually.
Posted by ymyaskovskaya at 1:22 PM