BRITISH WILD LIFE
Vintage booklet covers on canvas
58 x 73cm
A collection of original, vintage booklet covers arranged on painted canvas with a cut three-dimensional element. The work is mounted behind glass within a white, wooden frame.
These covers are from booklets produced in the 1960’s by the Brooke Bond Tea Company. Cards featuring hand-drawn British animals would be collected one by one from boxes of tea and then glued inside the booklet.
The individual history of each cover is evident in the marks, creases and worn edges of the paper whilst the rectangular sunken sections leave a raised frame which mirrors the frame of the artwork itself. The repeated images of the squirrels create a vibrant sense of movement.
© Adam Robinson