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Vintage stamps, painted wood on canvas

103 x 103cm


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 grouped into a blue colour palette forming the shape of a globe. With their own individual histories, they span a time period of approximately one hundred years. The piece is named Bower after the Australian Bower Bird which collects blue objects to decorate its nest.

Evoking a strong sense of nostalgia, this work references a bygone era when mail was the primary form of correspondence.

© Adam Robinson