While the concept of creating mosaic masterpieces with thousands of miniscule elements is not exactly a new thing, artist Kevin Champeny takes it even further by creating each of the tiny pieces by hand first, before going on to the bigger picture! Crazy? We think it’s awesome.
He starts off by building the molds of the pieces to be used, and he then casts them in color – which means that each piece doesn’t need to be painted later on – using a variety of poly-urethane resins. After making the desired number of pieces (usually spanning into tens of thousands of pieces), it’s only then that he carefully glues each piece into the chosen surface to make the final artwork.
“A Rose By Any Other Name” is a 51 in. × 41 in. × 1.5 in. work weighing 75 pounds, and consisting around 15,000+ individually hand-cast urethane pieces of candy.
On the other hand, “Flag” is made out of 44,450 hand-cast urethane army men and measures 6 ft. × 4 ft. × 1 in.
“Sweet Death” is a 66 in. × 66 in. × 1.5 in. masterpiece made out of 33,000+ individually hand-cast urethane pieces of candy.
And finally, “What Remains” measures 5 ft. × 4 ft. x 1 in. and consists around 35,000+ hand-cast urethane flowers.
Whew! Isn’t that something? What do you guys think? Are you willing to go for the extra mile for the sake of art? Leave your comments below!