Mãos de Fada 2

Mãos de Fada 2

Vintage magazine pages, painted wood on canvas

101 x 72cm


A collection of vintage, deconstructed magazine pages arranged on canvas with painted wooden strips. The work is mounted behind conservation glass within a dark brown, wooden frame.

Found at a flea market in Portugal, these early 1950’s embroidery pattern magazines have been sliced into small fragments and laid out to form a vibrant, geometric pattern. Typical of mid-century design, the hand-drawn images evoke a sense of nostalgia.

Details of each individual piece can be seen at close range along with the colours and texture of the paper.

© Adam Robinson