Margo Weathers has been creating what she calls 'Postal Art' for 12 years. “I was shooting in Miami and found an unripe coconut in the most beautiful coral colour and I wanted to send it to a friend,” explains Weathers. “But hated to ruin the effect by wrapping it.” She then looked up the United States Postal Service’s requirements and discovered that there were no regulations about putting a stamp directly on something and shipping it. So she took the coconut, with the address hand written on the skin and a beautiful stamp attached, to a puzzled USPS employee and shipped it. The coconut reached its recipient.
Since then, Weathers has mailed everything from rusty old car parts to a plastic fish. ”I love using clip art, vintage photographs, stuff I find in flea markets and even the photography of friends and things I’ve shot to create these pieces.” Says Weathers. “I also have a collection of typewriters in various states of disrepair that I like to use, since my handwriting is not, well, the most artistic form of communication.”