The ‘New Elizabethan Age’ finds Britain like a Shakespearean character, haunted by past ghosts; but on a World stage. Even the wind that scattered the Spanish Armada in 1588 seems to have returned on eve of Brexit, as the country voted for an uncertain future.

In this 'Postal exhibition', the art is sent unannounced to 44 selected people, making the viewers participants and in this age of consumerism and political uncertainty, It hopefully raises a wry smile.

The postcard highlights the disappointment of reality, in is case when you superimpose Shakespeare’s world onto our modern one. 'Brand Britain' revolves around history but continually destroys it in the pursuit of monetary gain.

So as the Britain of today wonders about the future and its place in the world; from history the words of Shakespeare find a new resonance.

 

   

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