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A Used Postage Stamp Image
This picture of Lara Croft is created from approximately 3500 used postage stamps. It is varnished plus UV protection but must not be hung in direct sunlight.
Lara Croft has various iconic 'faces' and so this portrait is a combination of them all. She calmly walks away from the trouble she leaves in her wake. This time the trouble is represented by Roy Lichtenstein's epic painting 'Wham' where the rocket explodes in a Pop Art rendering of a block of fire.
My name is Peter R. Mason and I studied Fine Art at Stafford College of Art. I am now known as the Post Pop Art Man as I create images with used postage stamps. I am inspired by the Pop Art movement and particularly admire the works of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. My portraits and images are created by recycling postage stamps into pixelated images to create portraits and designs both figurative and non-representational. Each stamp represents a pixel. I start by drawing the image on canvas dividing the surface into stamp sized rectangles, but I often use more than one stamp per single rectangle. Stamps are sorted by colour, design and postmark pattern, and then I begin the process of finding appropriate stamps before cutting and shaping them and finally gluing them to the canvas surface. I have work owned and commissioned by clients in America, Australia, France, and Portugal as well as in the UK.
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