Angel with Harp
This picture is composed of approximately 3000 used postage stamps which are available in a huge range of colours and designs. The picture was created on quality deep edge canvas. The stamp colours are not altered and post marks are still visible on close observation. 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.
This picture is based on a detail from a stained glass window originally for Salisbury Cathedral which was designed by Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones and manufactured By William Morris and Co in 1902.
Following on from pencil sketches, to grids on the canvas, the design was sorted into blocks of colour and everyday postage stamps identified to provide background foliage, harp embellished with gold and translucent red wings. Reflective foils and gold leaf were used within the shape of the halo.
The Angel’s vestment was made from Royal Mail Christmas stamps issued in 1998. They were researched and chosen for their appropriateness being an Angel with her hands raised in blessing.
Dimensions92cm x 92cm x 4cm
- Classical and traditional