Vintage stamps, painted wood on canvas
73 x 73cm
A collection of original, vintage postage stamps arranged on canvas with a three-dimensional element. The work is mounted behind conservation glass within a dark brown, wooden frame.
Collected from a variety of sources, these world stamps have been laid out in a mosaic-style pattern forming the shape of a globe. With their own individual histories, they date from various years throughout the twentieth century and have been grouped together in a colour palette inspired by the autumnal shades of North America.
Evoking a sense of nostalgia, this work references a bygone era when mail was the primary form of correspondence.
© Adam Robinson
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