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Famous paintings re-created in old toys and other common items
October 7, 2013 10:52 AM   Subscribe

Jane Perkins re-creates famous paintings and images using bits of old toys and other commonplace items. Artist's website. Related to button art. Reminiscent of the works of Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
posted by Slithy_Tove (6 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

This is master level I Spy.
posted by codacorolla at 11:02 AM on October 7, 2013

Also similar to Jason Mercier's celebrity junk portraits, in some cases using junk donated by the celebrity or items related to the person. There's a time-lapse video of him creating a portrait of Honey Boo-Boo out of trash.
posted by larrybob at 11:14 AM on October 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

I love these! Thanks for the post.
posted by klausman at 11:20 AM on October 7, 2013

See also Crop Art / Seed Art, which is an exhibition category at the Minnesota State Fair.

The Mitchell Corn Palace in South Dakota has murals made out of corncobs.
posted by larrybob at 11:35 AM on October 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

These are cool - -they lose coherence once I look at a section and resolve a discrete object; then I just see trees, no forest, so to speak. But if I look away, forest is back!
posted by Mister_A at 11:58 AM on October 7, 2013

Wow, good stuff, good post.
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:59 PM on October 7, 2013

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