Unmailable Objects

Balloon as Delivered by The USPSBalloon, Stamp2010Lee Cody
Toast as Delivered by The USPSToast, Stamp2010Lee Cody
Bag of Mountain Dew as Delivered by The USPSMountain Dew, Bag, Stamps2010Lee Cody
CD as Delivered by The USPSCD, Stamp2010Lee Cody
Dollar Bill as Delivered by The USPSDollar Bill, Stamp2010Lee Cody
Lock of Hair as Delivered by The USPSHair, Stamp2010Lee Cody
Ball of Yarn as Delivered by The USPSYarn, Stamps2010Lee Cody
Lime as Delivered by The USPSLime, Stamps2010Lee Cody
Bag of Weed as Delivered by The USPSWeed, Bag, Stamp2010Lee Cody
Stamps as Delivered by The USPSStamps2010Lee Cody
Pane of Glass as Delivered by The USPSGlass, Stamp2010Lee Cody

Unmailable Objects consists of a series of objects placed into various ubiquitous blue mail boxes on street corners. Each of these objects met one or more of the guidelines laid down by the USPS as an object that will not be processed and delivered. The result revealed potential danger in these common objects, as well as potential value. The project exists mainly as a means of mapping a predefined system — that is, the USPS. Roughly 50% of the object mailed did not arrive, and around 20% of the objects that did arrive were broken, unusable, or otherwise damaged.