Jason Berlin

February 23, 2019

Jason Berlin

I started doing mail / postal / correspondence art back in 2007. I went to my friends Rick Yates BBQ in Longview Washington in the early summer of 2007 and learned about mail art in his back yard. He had hung up all the mail art he had received around his wooden fence. I was looking for a away to connect with other artist and share artwork while living in Longview WA.

Through mail art I have made friendships that are important to me and have helped me through difficult times in my life. I have mailed out art trading cards, collages, wood, plastic pop bottles as envelopes, mannequin parts, clothing, drawings, my zine Sporran, vacuum shrunk food, and anything the post office would send. At the height of my mail art endeavors I was spending one hundred dollars a month on postage. I have received personal letters, art works on paper, wood, plastic, clothing, cookies, music, DVDs, sketchbooks, add & pass sheets, and amazing artworks from around the world. I have also made personal trips to foreign lands to meet mail art artist. For me mail art is a personal artistic correspondence with other artist while creating a fabric, or weaving together a community who are sharing ideas, experiences, personal stories, and awesome art.