mosaics, collages and assemblages

Planet Of The Apes Portraits Created With 57,000 Stainless Steel Ball Bearings.

Artist Joe Black doesn’t monkey around when it comes to interesting mosaics. Known for his assemblages crafted from vintage badges, Lego bricks and plastic toy soldiers, he’s used ball bearings to recreate two portraits of Cornelius and one of Zira, the monkeys played by Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter, respectively, from Escape From Planet Of The Apes the third movie in the original movie franchise. (more…)

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A Different Kind of Valentine. Eric Liot Heart Sculptures.

Eric Liot Heart Sculptures

Paris based artist Éric Liot combines items archetypal of our consumer based society with objects and fragments from pop culture. Pieces of film, advertisements, toys, comics and anime are assembled or collaged to ultimately represent a colorful, decadent society, delusional in its mad self-celebration. (more…)

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Creative License. Comparing Michael Kalish’s Works With The Original Art That Inspired Him.

a composite of Banksy’s Flower Thrower with license plate version by Michael Kalish

There are actually several artists out who have found creative ways to “up-cycle” license plates from automobiles. One of the most respected and well-known, is artist Michael Kalish. (more…)

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Dream Big – Martin Luther King Jr. Mosaic Made With 4,242 Rubik’s Cubes.

Martin Luther King Jr. Mosaic

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, I’d like to share with you this mosaic montage of MLK created with solved rubik’s cubes by Pete Fecteau, shown below in front of his work. (more…)

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Portraits of Black Icons Made With Thousands Of Colorful Thumbtacks.

andrew woolery thumbtack art

Andre Woolery’s work depicts his journey as an artist and reflects his personal cultural experience as a young black man. His current work, comprised of thousands of colored thumbtacks (not unlike Eric Daigh’s pushpin portraits) combined with paint, is primarily portraits of black icons by design. (more…)

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