Bird Portraits

Bird Portraits

Vintage booklet covers, acrylic crystals on canvas

59 x 74cm


A collection of original, vintage booklet covers and acrylic crystals arranged on painted canvas with a cut three-dimensional element. The work is mounted behind glass within a white, wooden frame.

The items are card collecting booklet covers produced in the 1960’s by the Brooke Bond Tea Company. The individual history of each one is evident in the marks, creases and worn edges of the paper while the introduction of acrylic crystals gives the repeated images a contemporary feel.

The graduated arrangement emphasises the direction of the falcons as they apparently swoop downwards.

© Adam Robinson