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Joel Brochu's Candy Sprinkle Mosaic

Candy sprinkles come in many colors. They make cakes, donuts, and other pastries look more attractive. Art student Joel Brochu came up with the idea of using them in his fine art project: More after the jump...

The photo above appears to be a regular photo of a dog (well, it is), but if you look closely, you can see that it is made up of nonpareils, a type of round candy sprinkle used on cakes and other sweets. Can’t quite see it? Let’s zoom in on the picture.

Joel Brochu, an art student, worked on this meticulously for 8 whole months, he used 221,184 nonpareil sprinkles applied on a 4×1½ inch board. He only used 6 colors (Red, Orange, Green, Blue, Black, and White) to create various hues and tones. This art piece is also a recreation of a photograph called “Be Patient” by photographer Shingo Uchiyama

If you like this article, you might want to check out other mosaic-type art pieces like Invader’s RubikCubism and Pushpin Portraits by Eric Daigh.

written by nyebe

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