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UNIQUE DESIGNS CREATED FROM RECYCLED
CREATING AN IMAGE
Detail from 'V is for Victory' a portrait of
produces art works from thousands of used postage stamps, The
largest pieces use as many as 22,000 recycled postage stamps
while the more typical 4' x 3' canvases use around 3500. Using
either canvas or huge pieces of paper he draws the image he will
produce. He divides the surface on which he is working into
stamp sized squares, but often uses more than one stamp per grid
section. Stamps are sorted by colour, design and postmark
pattern. He then begins the process of finding appropriate
stamps before cutting and shaping them and finally sticking them
to the surface. This is how he achieves the striking
resemblances and shapes in the portraits, landscapes and
tributes he creates.
He is often asked how many stamps are
needed for a particular work. The answer is many thousands. Each
stamp has to be soaked to remove the envelope backing, dried and
sorted into colours and then individually glued in place. The
stamps are obtained from several different sources, friends,
colleagues, students and family contribute but most are obtained
in Leighton Buzzard who are happy to supply those interested in
the creative use of postage stamps.
'V is for Victory' is the title of the Winston Churchill portrait and is
one of Pete's favourite pieces. The granite features,
far staring eyes, chin resting on too tight a bow tie ~
he has used a well-known, strong, graphic image of
Winston Churchill. The original image was used by artist
David Gentleman on stamps commemorating Churchill's
death in 1965. Running diagonally from the top left to
bottom centre and back to top right, the large 'V'
represents not only his famous salute but also Victory!
Stamps commemorating D-Day are incorporated into his
bow-tie and aspects of the war representing each of the
armed forces. In the brim of his hat are 'V.E. Day'
stamps and background zigzag lines represent simplistic
graphic explosions. On the band of his hat are the
famous words..."Never was so much, owed by so many to so
few". This portrait measures 84 inches by 90 inches
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Peter R. Mason 2017
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As with all art
sales, the artist, Peter R. Mason, 'The Post Pop Art Man' retains copyright
on all art sold, unless the buyer specifically negotiates to buy the
Since the artist
retains the copyright to all his artwork, the buyer cannot reproduce the
images for sale or other reproduction.
artist has the right to use the images in any way he chooses, for sale or
other reproduction. This is basic copyright law.
- This artwork may not be reproduced in any manner
without express written permission of the artist - in advance.
Most artwork is on
stretched canvas unless otherwise noted.
Every work is
created from used postage stamps unless otherwise stated.
Please remember that photographs cannot do justice to
the original work.