Recycling can take all kinds of forms, and what manages to create British Jane Perkins is amazing. From thousands of tiny little objects, found who knows where the artist is able to reproduce with a lot of patience and talent famous paintings and photographs with legendary personalities.
Leonardo da Vinci’s great Mona Lisa (Gioconda), Albert Einstein, Queen Elisabeth II, American President Barack Obama, United States First Lady, Michelle Obama, the famous Afghan girl photographed by Steve McCurry, Madonna, Nelson Mandela etc.. Each one of these portraits and many others were made by little plastic pieces, Lego, buttons, sequins, toys and anything else which seemed right for the English artist Jane Perkins in her projects.
The secret behind the incredible results she gets is the sense she has combining the colours and her ability to arrange every item, no matter how small it is, exactly in the right place. And finally, the project becomes a work of art which can be admired from any angle, just like an impressionist painting.
”I am a ‘re-maker’, taking inspiration from found objects and working them into something new. Although my background is in textiles, I now work predominantly with plastic. I love art with an element of fun and the unexpected, and hope my work will make you smile!“ sais Jane Perkins on her site Bluebowerbird.
Photo credit: Bluebowerbird.co.uk.