Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Turnabout is Fair Play

Arnold Machin's portrait of the Queen is on billions of postage stamps. An artist in Machin's home area of Staffordshire has put Machin's portrait on a stamp - or rather, a stamp-like design made of ceramic shards. 

Sean Sargent, an art student, wants more people to know that Machin was from Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, so he created his artwork featuring Machin's portrait in a pose somewhat similar to Queen Elizabeth's. He made it of pieces of ceramic tile, a recognition of Machin's achievements as a sculptor.

More information is on the Staffordshire University site here.

A brief biography of Machin is here and an obituary (Machin died in 1999) is here.


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