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.

zondag 5 september 2010

YDiMA part of exposition 3: more doctors, in life art!

KNO-arts = otorhinolaryngologist = ear-nose-and-throat doctor.
Thanks a lot, dankjewel, Sander!

'Vrouwtje dokter', female doctor, spontaneously flown from the hand of Bep, thank you, veel dank, Bep!

'Mi médico de cabecera. La vela siempre le acompaña.'
Muchas gracias por este dibujo, Solly!

An unknown artist made this picture of a recognizable scene in the doctor's room. Not that happy Waiting for the syringe to come...
Thank you, Anonymous!

Doctor Who, who does remember this one?!
Thank you, veel dank, Hans!

Inspired by the Real Weird / Existing Odd Animals project, Sofía made this Doctor Lama. Muchas gracias, dankjewel, Sofía!

Inspired by both OneMillionGiraffes and the Existing Odd Animals project, Armin made this Doctor Pablo giraffe.
Dankjewel, Armin!

YDiMA part of exposition 2: Impression

As mentioned before, the mail art work received before August now is part of an exposition. The location is a company's dining (lunch) room in the city of Utrecht, the Netherlands, and the works will be there until half of October 2010.

A selection of the works received later, in August, I attached to a canvas, too: see the smaller one (50x100 cms), above in the middle.

Alas it wasn't possible to hang it next to the other canvases, so it has a bit more 'uncommon' position (afterwards I've hanged the canvas a bit higher - see the picture on top - I hope it still will be there!..).
Though I think that 'uncommon places' also has to do with what mail art is about?!?...

Here a few pictures of a few visitors visiting the exposition last wednesday.
I invited all visitors to draw a doctor, too, and fortunately some of them indeed did. These drawings I'll post in the next message.

The 'work' in the middle contains some explanation about Mail Art, as I noticed that most people never have heard of this dear kind of art.

Also here, below, some more explanation to the visitors about mail art. Maybe some of you recognize the envelope which was sent to me from the headquarter of Andy's Real Wall. (And yes, Andy, I still owe you two pimped photos! They'll come your way one day!)

Finally a running-away-screaming (overworked?) doctor I made many years ago.

donderdag 2 september 2010

Guido Vermeulen

'Life is fun despite illness and death'

Guido Vermeulen sent a large (Friour approved!) envelope-with-contents which indeed was puzzling to me. Part of his mail art fits in both the Weird Animal project and this Your Doctor in Mail Art project. So, what to choose?
At least the picture above belongs here, with the history of disease pictured as a touching reality. And fortunately on the back side of this piece of mail art Guido wrote the hopeful message that life is fun, despite the negative things life also brings to us.

The more 'Weird Animal' painting you can find on But this one - which is part of the painting - suits here, by the accompanying poem: 'The animals of our dreams don't need doctors'. (Click on the picture to enlarge, and in case you don't read Dutch, use this - already filled out - online translator)

Thank you, hartelijk dank, Guido!

Please note Guido's Network site: and his personal blog:

And send mail art in answer to his interesting call for entries (isn't music curing, too?!?):