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Illuminated Niagara Falls

Illuminated Niagara Falls

Vintage postcards on canvas

43 x 48cm


A collection of original, vintage U.S. postcards arranged on painted canvas with a cut three-dimensional element. The items are mounted behind glass within a lime waxed, wooden frame and are part of a small series.

The geometric arrangement and circular shapes create contrast with the organic form of the waterfalls. Sourced from flea markets in New York and Tel Aviv, the postcards depict images of Niagara Falls at night illuminated by multi-coloured lights projected onto the water.

Originally black and white photos taken in the 1930’s, the images were then hand-tinted before being printed for the tourism market.

© Adam Robinson