Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey

Vintage map covers, acrylic crystals on canvas

54 x 71cm


A collection of original, vintage map 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.

Depicting English geographical locations, these iconic 1940’s Ordnance Survey map covers have been placed in sequential order from left to right. The individual history and journey of each item is evident in the discoloration, marks and general wear of the paper.

The small, sunken map sections leave the remainder of the covers raised above the background casting soft shadows on the canvas. Swarovski crystals emphasise the company logo whilst also offering a contemporary aspect.   

© Adam Robinson