Three Fluted Towers

Vintage postcards on canvas

40 x 45cm


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 postcards have been arranged to form a geometric pattern. The sunken rectangular centres leave behind raised frames which mirror the frame of the artwork itself. The reverse of these frames include a fluorescent material to give the impression of illumination upon the white canvas behind.

All of the images depict different presentations of the iconic and temporary Federal Building with its three fluted towers, designed and built for the Chicago World’s Fair of 1933. The building’s towers symbolised the three divisions of the government and are a fine example of art deco architecture.

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

© Adam Robinson