Call for Mail Art: Your Doctor Mail-Art-ified!

What's Your view on your Doctor?

Is he/she a good help to you and do you feel blessed by having this good health care giver? Or are you afraid, angry, bored and/or distrusting whenever you visit your doctor?

Or is he/she invisible to you as until now you didn't need medical care at all?

For this online exhibition I'm looking for mail art which shows your opinion about your doctor. A portrait, a situation, certain objects or whatever, as long as it shows your thoughts and/or feelings about him/her.

All 2D media by snail mail are welcomed, minimum postcard size (10x15 cms), maximum A4 (20x30 cms).

No jury, no fee, no return. All entries about doctors will be published here.

zaterdag 28 mei 2011

"E" (2)

Although doctors have to make their patients feel comfortable, sometimes the doctor makes you shiver. "E" sent such a doctor two months ago.
And now the colleague reached this blog!

Still I don't know whether this doctor looks so upset because of the patient's diagnosis, or that he just is overworked and wants to keep new patients out.
Or maybe he's just watching 'Thriller', in his spare time.

"E" has two new mail art projects: 'Send me your soul' and 'Is there life before death?'. More information you can find on E's blog.

Merci beaucoup, "E", pour ce médecin singulier!

zondag 15 mei 2011


As an exception on this website I show you a received postcard which wasn't intentioned by the makers as mail art.

This postcard I received from Lidia, and you see a book cover made by Hans Borrebach in 1960. Hans Borrebach (1903-1991) was a versatile artist, as not only an illustrator but also photographer, fashion drawer and cartoonist.
More about his life and work you can read and see on the websites and Wikipedia (in Dutch language, a short translation you find here).
More book covers/postcards by Hans Borrebach you find here.

The reasons to include this postcard in the Your Doctor in Mail Art project, are the following:
- This was one of the images I had in mind when I started this project, and the image is very apposite,
- This postcard shows Art and this Art is transformed (by Art Unlimited) into a Mail object, so it is Mail Art!
- The sender is an excellent mail artist, see for instance her earlier contribution to YDiMA here.
- On the back side a Real mail art item made by Lidia, this apposite mail art stamp!

Hartelijk dank, Lidia!