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 30 augustus 2010

Olívia Niemeyer Santos

A real fine art collage Olívia Niemeyer sent from Brazil.

More information about and more (also larger) work by Olívia Niemeyer you can find on her website.

Please note the call for mail art (click to enlarge):

The website of Grupo Antropoantro:

Muito obrigada, Olívia!

maandag 23 augustus 2010

Pais Garcia

" Doctor ... "

This frightening scene has been sent from Portugal by Pais Garcia.
Computers and internet aren't able to pass on everything through: the yellow paint smells after iodine tincture!

Muito obrigado, Pais!

dinsdag 17 augustus 2010

Petra Dzierzon

From Germany Petra Dzierzon sent this colourful fibre-tip pen drawing titled 'My doctor is my doctor'.
In real the drawing is even more interesting, as the silver lines (and silver doctor's hair) change colour: depending on the illumination angle from bright lighter-than-white to dark gray.

Vielen Dank, Petra!


A vividly represented memory Amuldo sent from the Netherlands.

"Never diseased
and then awake
at the intensive care ward
while the doctors' eyes are fixed upon you.
(a recollection)"

Note the brick wall artistamp: 'Leven' means 'life' and 'to live'.

Thanks a lot, hartelijk dank, Amuldo (I hope you recovered well?)!

Amuldo has started an interesting mail art project: 'project 55'. See for more information this website.

woensdag 11 augustus 2010

Alexander King

Alexander King sent this unmistakable conversation with Dr. Jones to me from England.

Thanks a lot, Alexander!


After the Doctor at work, the Doctor in action against viruses, it's time to take a closer look to the Doctor in search.
Who has a great and funny eye. Which in real is even more beautiful and obvious than this 2D image!
Thank you very much, herzlichen Dank, muchas gracias, Patrizia!

More mail art from TicTac you can find on the tac-tictac website, and amazing photography is showed on tictac-tictac.
Still you can send her messages in a bottle!

maandag 9 augustus 2010

Miranda Vissers

Miranda Vissers sent this great mixed-media "Art.s" within the Netherlands.

With apt stamps on the envelop.

For not-Dutch-speaking persons it might be interesting to know: the Dutch word 'arts' means 'medical doctor', while the Dutch word for 'art' is 'kunst'.
So in fact the Dutch 'arts' has nothing to do with Art!
Although the former word for medicine is 'geneeskunst', which literally means 'the art of healing'. Nowadays it's called 'geneeskunde', which means 'the knowledge about healing'!..

More work by Miranda you can see here.
And she has an interesting call for mail art: Collecting.

Thanks a lot, hartelijk dank, Miranda!
(Je zult t.z.t. mijn bijdrage voor het 'Collecting' project tegemoet zien, een boeiend onderwerp!)

Update on August 17th, 2010:
Miranda Vissers also has made an interesting series about Anatomy named 'Gray's Anatomy and Beyond': ceramics (click on this link to see some pieces) and collage art:

Miranda, wederom bedankt, en ik schrijf je (per post!).

zaterdag 7 augustus 2010

YDiMA part of exposition

As mentioned in the very first call for mail art, a selection of the received artwork to Your Doctor in Mail Art will be showed in the Netherlands, in the city Utrecht, as part of an exposition.

In contrary to the message of March 20th, this exposition has been brought forward some months, and is opened already now: from August until half of October 2010, at weekdays at working hours.

For people who are interested to see, please contact me (heleen21artmail at yahoo dot com) for further details.

woensdag 4 augustus 2010

Giovanni & Renata StraDA DA Ravenna

Grazie mille, Giovanni & Renata!