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Thursday 17th March 2011

Jason Mecier – Makes Portraits out of Red Candy!


Michael C. Hall as Dexter

Mosaic artist Jason Mecier creates portraits of famous personalities out of candy, food, yarn, dried beans and just about any old junk.

Jason Mecier

Jason Mecier has “spent more than 10 years creating outrageous 3-D mosaic portraits of his favorite pop culture icons. Each portrait is created from the celebrity’s own discarded objects and junk such as broken sunglasses, makeup, gum wrappers, jewelry, deodorant, shoes, and other items. Participants and celebrity clients include Phyllis Diller, Rosie O’Donnell, Paris Hilton, Pam Anderson, Farrah Fawcett, Florence Henderson, Elvira, Pink, and many, many more.

Mecier’s artwork is featured in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! book Prepare to be Shocked!, and Taschen’s Illustration Now! Other clients include The Food Network, Neiman Marcus, Corona, MTV, W Hotel, Rolling Stone, Showtime, Entertainment Weekly, The Village Voice and The New York Times, among others.
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 US popular culture.

 

Kim Kardashian

Taylor Lautner                               Robert Englund as Freddie Kreuger

Taylor Swift

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 Andy Warhol:




Andy Warhol

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