PARACHUTE JUMP

Vintage postcards on canvas

45 x 56cm

SOLD

A collection of original, vintage U.S. postcards arranged on painted canvas with a cut three-dimensional element. The work is mounted behind glass within a white, wooden frame.

Collected from multiple sources, these colourful postcards have been arranged to form a geometric pattern, half of which have been placed upside-down to create a mirroring effect. The sunken rectangular centres leave behind raised frames which reflect the frame of the artwork itself.

The repeated hand-drawn illustrations depict the iconic Parachute Jump, designed and built for the New York World’s Fair of 1939. This structure was later relocated to Coney Island and although no longer functions as an amusement ride, it still stands today as a Brooklyn landmark.

This artwork is part of an ongoing series utilizing vintage U.S. postcards in differing configurations and styles.

© Adam Robinson