Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Found Postage Stamp Collages

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IT’S ALWAYS FUN TO FIND SOMETHING WORTH taking home at a flea market. Better yet, it’s good to find something quite outside the ordinary where a creative act has taken place. My friend, photographer and raconteur Francois Robert, spotted these stamp constructions a year or so ago at a flea market. Apparently, someone was moved to recycle a collection of used postage stamps—the impetus for many a folk artist throughout history. Whether it be a few hundred bottle caps, popsicle sticks, old sewing spools, soft drink pop tops—whatever— if there are a lot of something, creative people will often find a way to put the objects to use.

4 comments:

Little Messy Missy said...

Those are fabulous!! What great art to hang in a home!! Stamps... who would have known?

Leslie Hanna said...

These are really cool!

Steve said...

Perhaps, though older, not so uncommmon -- I remember a commercially available kit (late '50s) which featured entire sheets of valueless Hungarian postage stamps as the source material for making pictures. Perhaps stamp-by-numbers should have caught on...

Stuart Mountain said...

Another "Find" on the Internet was an artist using cut up pieces of postage stamps to create pictures. You can view some of his art on SirStampsaLot.com

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