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.

maandag 19 december 2011


Not only doctors can be depicted in mail art, also correspondence from and to someone’s doctor can be turned into mail art.

Robin sent mail art from the USA to his doctors in Germany, to say ‘Thank you’ for a favour they had done for him.
I received these copies of his original mail art for the Your Doctor in Mail Art project:

Concerning the keyboard, one of Robin’s jobs is working in IT in Germany. Part of the job is recycling old hardware. And of course an important goal in life for defective hardware is to be turned into art.

On Robin's blog you can see several works of art, mail art as well as sculptures or jewellery.
Posted hardware can be for instance this postcard or an i-Book [text in German*].

Besides sending hardware, an other ongoing project by Robin is sending money by mail. Depending on the bill, the country and the leniency of the postal service, sometimes it is altered, sometimes laminated to stiffen it. The ‘thank you’ banknote you see above is an example of the latter.

Check Robin's website for updates.

Thanks, messi, vielen Dank, Robin!

[* for non-German speakers, try a combination of for instance Babelfish and Translate-Google to doublecheck, as online translators on their own sometimes provide us of weird translations.]