17 Feb '12, 12pm

Spotted: Amazing Junk Mail Art via @greenupgrader

Spotted: Amazing Junk Mail Art via @greenupgrader

Sandhi Schimmel Gold creates creates beautiful mosaic portraits out of junk mail . Gold starts with a painting, then collages tiny, hand-cut paper "tiles" to the pieces. Her work features celebrity portraits in vibrant colors. The idea behind Gold's art is to make a statement about beauty and consumption. Here's her artist statement: My work reflects our society's obsession with beauty through advertising - and the endless images that bombard us daily. It is a purposeful intermix of images derived from advertising and thousands of incongruent pieces - images and text - from advertising that arrives through my mailbox. Assembled like a mosaic; thesel paper tiles create an entirely new image - an eclectic and tactile portrait reworked in my imagination, utilizing materials that would otherwise go to waste. Of course, reusing junk mail is nothing new, but these beautiful port...

Full article: http://greenupgrader.com/18770/junk-mail-art/

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