Girl on a Green Phone
A Postage Stamp Portrait
This picture is composed of approximately 3,000 used postage stamps which are available in a huge range of colours and designs.. The stamp colours are not altered and post marks are still visible on close observation. This picture was created on quality deep edge canvas. It is not framed and should not be displayed in direct sunlight although all canvases are varnished twice and have a coat of U.V. protection.
I have used several of Lichtenstein’s Pop Art women as a starter for a variety of problems I wished to tackle. This one presented me with the question –‘How do I create Ben-Day dots?’ Lichtenstein was able to use the industrial method of silk screen printing. I do not have that facility so I purchased four pieces of zinc plate with different size holes drilled into the sheet. I used one of these plates with red acrylic paint applied with a sponge resulting in a red and pink mess smudged over a large area of canvas. Back to square one and hand produced ‘dots’ with a set of permanent ink pens. The rest as they say is glued down postage stamps.
Dimensions92cm x 92cm x 4cm
- Stylised & cartoon and illustrative
- Art for Interior Designers