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