Famous Portraits Recreated from Recycled Materials and Found Objects

(From twistedsifter.com)

Jane Perkins is a UK artist that uses found objects and recycled materials to create something new. In an ongoing series entitled plastic classics, Perkins recreates famous artworks and portraits using found objects.

On her website Perkins says she gets most of her materials from charity shops, boot sales and the recycling centre in Exeter; along with donations from friends and neighbours. Perkins says each piece usually takes about three weeks and that she initially uses a glue gun so she can play with the layout and move objects around. Once satisfied, she paints the whole artwork with a layer of diluted PVA glue.

You can see more artworks on Jane’s website: www.bluebowerbird.co.uk

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And The Winner Is…

The four-year-old fashionista on the left and her Mom make the most amazing dresses out of PAPER. http://on.mash.to/1ewXidN. After the recent posts on various social media, the little girl was absolutely bombarded with requests for interviews.

That’s Katy Perry at the Grammys on the right.

To see more of the fantastic dresses: http://on.mash.to/1ewXidN

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Happy Birthday Abe Lincoln!

Just discovered the work of Texas painter Debra Hurd and this beautiful portrait of Abe Lincoln. http://debrahurd.blogspot.com

We salute Abraham Lincoln on his birthday today.

Debra Hurd, artist

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How the Streets Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

There are so many murals honoring Dr. King in cities across the country — this article in The Nation captures a number of them. http://bit.ly/1mwWJTY

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Snow Art

Snow art — taken in France last winter, these photos are beautiful and amazing! http://wxch.nl/1b6CP9h

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Happy Thanksgiving One and All!

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Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts Superstar

Look who’s filming at the MFA!

Thank you to Evie Strauss Weinstein-Park for the scoop.


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Let’s Go Red Sox!

Haven’t posted in a while but our paintings proclaiming Go Sox! have gotten a lot of attention.

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Thigh Doodling

Check out artist Jody Steel’s thigh doodling featured on the front page of today’s Boston Globe.


Way to go, Jody — your work is fantastic!

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“Twin Sundown”

Artist Olga Vargas’s “Twin Sundown” is composed of collage using magazine paper that has been shredded first and later applied by the artist on canvas. There is no paint or marker mixed into her collages except for her signature.

“I wanted for this piece to be full of life and color, reminding us of this New York landmark that has been shredded away from our lives.”


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