Talk:Mail art

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Ebu-Arts[change source]

I doubt it could be a separate article. When it was created in English Wikipedia, it was deleted. But a short statement in this article would be enough. --Michael Romanov (talk) 14:58, 13 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Ebu-Arts[1] is a newly emerging form of stamp art in the form of a carefully composed mosaic of postage stamps to expressing myriads of ideas, events, and stories. Win Straube, a stamp collector, introduced this new kind of mail art and stamp collections.

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First, I just don't see the two subjects as being closely related. Apparently the connection is two posters in an exhibit being comprised of postage stamps. But EBU-art is not the same as postage art. EBU-Art is "art within art", so to speak. It's just not appropriate in this article. If an EBU artwork was made from, say, bottle caps, that wouldn't make it appropriate to add an EBU section to the article Bottle cap. If someone found cellphones to be artistic, then a art piece comprised of cellphones could be considered EBU-Art. But cellphones and EBU-Art are not the same thing here either. Apparently EBU stands for "ebullience" and it may be a recently coined term, but the concept seems much older. Quite a few different examples were given here. See this Times of Trenton article]. Here's another artwork you might recognize that could arguably be called EBU-Art. here's a good article on EBU-Arts. If you expand the searching to "ebullience art" you'd find articles like this one, and so on.

The subject of an article may be notable at one wiki and not at another. One might have a well-written and well sourced article while another wiki might only have a minimum effort sub-stub. If you read the source citation you copied above, you'll see that the article is not about postage stamps and doesn't even mention Win Staube, stamp collecting, mail art, etc. It likens EBU-Arts to a "photographic collage". So it agrees with the other articles above. You might have more of another article here than you first thought. And if not, then consider adding EBU informaiton to and expanding Collage. You've got several articles right here to cite already. Anyway, let me know if I can help. User:Rus793 (talk) 17:44, 13 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]

OK, thanks for this fruitful discussion. Let's leave it as is for now, and if it's worth doing anything about it, we'll see how one could proceed from here with any further actions. Cheers, --Michael Romanov (talk) 23:19, 13 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]