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Royal Male

H.R.H. Prince Charles is the Royal Male that Pete confesses to having some sympathy for and shares many of his views. The characterful features were easy to represent in stamps in a graphic style. Home and family in England, Scottish house and Prince of Wales - all comes together in the Union flag overlapping his face. This also serves to divide what is a large portrait into sections. Pete decided to make this portrait fairly informal, not dressed in a suit but wearing a green shirt to represent his ecological and strong environmental views. Two women were instrumental in shaping his life - the Queen Mother and Lady Diana - both deceased and purposely placed behind him. He therefore looks outwards, with a frown yet not allowing his gaze to dwell on the crown. With a wry smile he looks towards the future he knows will be fraught with further trials and tribulations, unanswered questions but the promise of hope.

 

213cm x 365cm ( 84" x 144") on paper. Created from18,000 used postage stamps.

 

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Taken on November 4, 2011