Ahem. Speaks for itself... by Melanie  Dooley


Small (23.2" x 15.6")


Sizing Information

Small 23.2" x 15.6"
Medium 33.1" x 22.2"
Large 46.9" x 31.4"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

The strange thing about this place was that there were no public toilets either.

Taken in Garoua Boulai, Cameroon – Africa. 1996.

I have no training in art or design – everything I do is from teaching myself. Most times it works, but sometimes it doesn’t. Every time it is fun and I’m still inspired to keep designing and making.

My first love is jewelry design but I occasionally find or create an image that I love enough to want to wear it or hang it on my wall – and that’s what you will see here on Red Bubble.

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  • Heather Prince
    Heather Princeover 7 years ago

    Love this shot Mel. Maybe I’d better ‘borrow’ it for my interesting photo assignment!

  • Anthony Pierce
    Anthony Pierceover 7 years ago

    What’s the old saying? “They wouldn’t have made this sign if someone hadn’t done it.”

  • Holly Werner
    Holly Wernerover 7 years ago

    LOL Great shot.

  • bearhat
    bearhatover 7 years ago

    Thanks for this. That kettle has me worried. What’s the kettle’s part in all this? Is he about to brew a pot of coffee? Is it ok to do what he’s doing, so long as he doesn’t do it in the presence of a kettle? In Hong Kong they have signs everywhere like this (sans kettle, of course) over nearly every grille and drain in the street, saying “Please do not squat over drain!” and you’re like “man! i didn’t even think about doing that until you mentioned it. And here i was using the lavatory like a sucker!”

  • Melanie  Dooley
    Melanie Dooleyover 7 years ago

    Hehe – the kettle carries water used for washing your hands and other parts. Just because people are doing their business outside, does not mean they are not maintaining acceptable levels of hygiene…. ;-)

  • principiante
    principianteover 6 years ago

    very interesting!

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