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

Celebrity portraits made of candy
Kim Kardashian made of Red Vines and 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.

Celebrity portraits by Jason Mecier

In his licorice mosaics, He artfully twists red and black licorice to create uncanny likenesses of some of today’s most popular entertainers and images from popular culture.

Kim Kardashian, made of Red Vines and Black Licorice, detail

In his “junk” portraits, the objects he uses to craft the images include things relevant to the celebrity or personality of his subject, such as the Campbell’s soup cans and banana used to compose a portrait of artist (more celebrity junk portraits later on in the post).

Andy Warhol and detail:
Andy warhol jason mecier

Portraits made with Red vines and black licorice

Mo’ Nique:


Michael C. Hall as Dexter:

Dexter portrait of licorice

Elizabeth Berkely in Showgirls:

elizabeth berkely showgirls made of red vines and black licorice

Taylor Lautner:

taylor lautner in licorice

Robert Englund as Freddy Kruger from Nightmare on Elm Street:

freddy kruger in licotice

Portraits made with other candy.

Taylor Swift made with Good n’ Plenty Candies:
taylor swift good n' plernty


Pam Anderson made of various hard candy and candy bars:

pam anderson candy mosaic

Christina Aguilera made of candy:

Christina Aguilera made of candy

The Olsen Twins made of candy:

The Olsen Twins made of candy happy holidays

The Spice Girls made of candy:

The Spice Girls made of candy

Some of his impressive “junk” portraits.

Mary Louise Parker (star of HBO’s Weeds) and detail:
jason mecier assemblages

Conan O’Brien and detail:

conan obrien jason mecier

Tina Fey and detail:

Tina Fay mosaic Jason Mecier

Chelsea Handler and detail:

chelsea handler mosiac jason mecier

Donald Trump and detail:

Donald Trump mosaic

Frida Kahlo and detail:

Frida Kahlo mosaic

Singer Pink an detail:

Pink assemblage jason mecier

Kathy Najimy and detail:

Kathy Najimy assemblage jason mecier

RuPaul and detail:

RuPaul Mosaic and detail

President Obama and detail:

Barack Obama mosaic and detail jason mecier

And, not on his site, is his portrait of Snoop Dogg made entirely of, you guessed it… weed:
Snoop Dogg made of weed.

To see more, visit Jason’s website.