Adventurers & Explorers

Adventurers & Explorers

Vintage collecting cards, brass pieces on canvas

61 x 82cm


A collection of original, vintage collecting cards and brass pieces arranged on painted canvas with a three-dimensional element. The work is mounted behind glass in a dark brown, wooden frame.

Featuring hand drawn images of historical scenes, these cards were produced by the Brooke Bond Tea Company in the 1960’s and have been gathered from a variety of sources. Brought together, they create a repetitious pattern reminiscent of a rug or printed fabric when viewed from a distance. 

The addition of a brass sphere or circular form hints at a strange celestial body, evoking an other-worldliness that suggests these pioneers are exploring an unknown landscape.

© Adam Robinson