All Over the World
Vintage atlas pages, acrylic crystals on canvas
58 x 78cm
A collection of original, vintage atlas pages and acrylic crystals arranged on painted canvas with a cut three-dimensional element. The work is mounted behind glass within a dark brown, wooden frame.
This colourful work features carefully selected sections which have been cut from 1960 atlas pages, originally discovered in a South London charity store. The political history of that era is immediately evident when examining the country names and borders more closely.
Circular shapes, representing the globe, and Swarovski crystals add a contemporary element. These crystals have been placed on towns and cities within the sunken circles, drawing inspiration from the glowing population centres seen in photographs of earth taken from space at night.
© Adam Robinson