This postcard is totally unique and extremely eco-friendly, since everything used in its making was destined for the bin,
It is not a print, it is a one-off piece of art, made with love and attention to detail.
The base of the postcard is an old cereal box, onto which I have sewn old books and magazines, forming the image of a fifties-style man.
The background, face and jacket were made from a 1989 copy of Peters’ Atlas of The World. It was completely worn out, I never use books which could otherwise be read, nor do I remove the blemishes left by life. I like life’s blemishes.
I have included a close-up image of the jacket so that you can see the place names more clearly. It shows places in North and South Dakota, and a bit of Minnesota too ( I am now singing that song Elvis sings in GI Blues, I think, where he names all the American States, can’t get it out of my head).
The tie is made from one of those orange labels that posties regularly drop, and I pick up. It has ‘Dulwich’ written on it.
The hat is from a German magazine from the Eighties, I’m afraid I can’t give it credit, as it had already been cut up by someone else before finding its way to me.
You can find this postcard listed in my shop.
Have a good week,