Space Postcards featured in the exhibition New Works at Gallery 9, Sydney. All
images come from the earliest days of half-tone colour mass
reproduction, between the start of the sixties and the late seventies.
The works are put together from parts of images of Brutalist
architecture, factories, bridges, dams, of rocket tests and space
science, but make up a newer reading of strange new worlds, extraterrestrial visitations and intergalactic travel.
Initially, I scanned the images and used Photoshop to manipulate a certain strangeness into the images by simple acts of combining or cropping or flipping the images, whilst trying to retain the essential feel of the dog-eared original. These photo-shopped postcards directly resulted in the set of 12 prints, Space Postcards.