Vik Muniz’ Ashtray Recreates Classic Art In Ashes And Cigarette Butts.

If you are at all familiar with the work of artist Vik Muniz, you know it’s not unusual for him to use such a bizarre medium as garbage, literally, in his artwork. In this beautiful limited edition ashtray, Muniz takes the classic 1818 painting by Caspar David Friedrich, The Wanderer, and recreates it in ashes and cigarette butts which was then photographed and screened into porcelain. (more…)

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

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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

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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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Pieces Of You. Tasteful Custom Mosaic Portraits by Sicis.

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Okay, so having a giant portrait created of yourself is a bit narcissistic. It is, however, a tradition that goes back centuries. Now there’s another way to immortalize yourself or a loved one in lieu of the traditional Sargent-like oil painting or the scary Sears Portrait Studio-style photos. (more…)

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