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Hednesford artist puts his stamp on Brexit

By Harriet Evans | Hednesford | Staffordshire entertainment | Published:

A man from Hednesford has created a piece of artwork using just postage stamps.

Pete Mason from Hednesford, with his Royal Britannia artwork, made completely from postage stamps. He created it to show a bright future out of the EU.

Artist, Pete Mason, aged 76, painstakingly compiled the picture made of recycled stamps to mark the future of the country after Brexit.

It is the latest unique masterpiece by the retired art teacher from Kingsmead Technology College in Staffordshire.

The colourful 4ft by 3ft piece depicts a happy image of Queen Elizabeth II made from thousands of postage stamps he has collected.

Pete Mason from Hednesford, with his Royal Britannia artwork, made completely from postage stamps. He created it to show a bright future out of the EU.

He said: "I work as an artist using postage stamps and I've got a 4 foot by three foot piece, of Royal Britannia, with the Queen's head smiling and a sun in the background.

"It signals a bright future out of the EU. I've got flags on the bottom and the EU flag is being carried away by two doves.

"She's pointing to say 'take this flag away'"

Pete, who calls himself 'The Post Pop Art Man' has been making his giant pictures, with each stamp representing a pixel, for around 20 years.

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Pete Mason from Hednesford, with his Royal Britannia artwork, made completely from postage stamps. He created it to show a bright future out of the EU

Thousands of stamps are soaked, sorted and cut to shape before being pieced together to make each pixelated image.

World leaders Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela, entertainers David Bowie, Bob Dylan Michael Jackson, Cilla Black and local heroes such as the late Wolves vice-president Baroness Rachael Heyhoe Flint are among the intricate portraits he has created.

This is not the first time that the Mr Mason has created artwork from stamps of the Royal Family, in the past he has made a 9ft square portrait of the Queen and another stamp portrait of the Queen and Prince Phillip to mark their anniversary.

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at harriet.evans@expressandstar.co.uk

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