mosaics, collages and assemblages

The American Flag Made of Toy Soldiers, Sneakers, Legos, Eyeglasses and More.

Artistic American Flags
above: detail from Dave Cole’s American flag made of melted toy soldiers and paint.

In honor of this year’s Fourth of July, I’m sharing with you some artistic interpretations of the United States National Flag. (more…)

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Art to Rave About. Self-Portrait Made Up Of Ecstasy Pills By Artist Scott Blake.

scott blake ecstasy portrait

Artist Scott Blake, a Savannah College of Art and Design graduate, specializes in unique forms of digital mosaic and bar code art. A few years back, he created this self-portrait comprised of Ravers favorite drug, MDMA or 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, more commonly known as Ecstasy or simply “e”. (more…)

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Red Vines, Candy & Junk Become Celebrity Portraits In The Hands Of Jason Mecier.


above: Kim Kardashian made of Red Vines & Black Licorice twists

Los Angeles born, and now San Francisco-based, mosaic artist Jason Mecier creates portraits of famous personalities with assemblages crafted of candy, food, yarn, dried beans and just plain junk. (more…)

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Zac Freeman’s Amazing Portraits Made With The Stuff In Your Junk Drawer.

zac freeman mosaic portraits

You know all that stuff you either toss away of throw in the kitchen ‘junk’ drawer? Buttons, old remote controls, pen caps, paper clips, Altoid tins, Lego Minifigs, wire, plastic bits and pieces from lord-knows-what? Well those are precisely what artist Zac Freeman uses in creating these one of a kind portraits. (more…)

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Artist Eric Daigh Sticks It To Us With His Pushpin Portraits

Eric Daigh pushpin portraits

Born in California and now residing in Northern Michigan, 33 year old husband, father and artist Eric Daigh creates portraits by putting ordinary pushpins in posterboard. Daigh uses blue, red, white, yellow and black push pins (he sprays green pushpins black since there are no black pushpins) to create his masterpieces. Each portrait requires about 11,000 pushpins which Daigh applies by one at a time. (more…)

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