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.
Eric Daigh Pushpin Portraits
His work took third place (and $50,000) in the Grand Rapids, Michigan 2009 ArtPrize Exhibition, has been featured on CBS this morning, was in the 2009 Communication Arts Illustration Annual and he holds the Guinness World Record for the largest pushpin mural.
Now, close-ups of each of the above portraits of Meghan.
Self Portrait I and Self-portrait II:
The work as it appeared at Art Prize, 2009:
above: the artist in front of his work (photo by T.J. Hamilton)