The beauty of art is that there are no rules telling you what you can and cannot use or how it should look like, what it should describe, etc. Creativity and freedom play a very important role and it’s how unique pieces like giant wall murals made of corks or thread art are born. So let’s analyze the following creations and see what makes each one unique.
10,800 Wooden Cubes.
What you see here is a mural made from 10,800 wooden cubes. It was created by Gabriela and Steffi Rocha. Each cube is 4 cm x 4 cm and put together they showcase a pixelated horse face. It took a lot of time, effort and patience to complete he project but it came out wonderful.
Wall mural made of 44,000 golf tees.
Andrea Kordos and Joe Knight of blackLAB architects inc. used a total of 43,964 golf tees to make this impressive wall mural for their own office. The mural was designed using an aerial photograph of the surrounding neighborhood. The finished result looks like a pixelated version of that and covers an entire wall.
Drilling Thousands of Screws.
Andrew Myres is an artist from Orange County, California who creates stunning portraits by drilling thousands of screws into wood. He describes his work as a labor of love and already managed to sell five of his works of art.
Thousands of Cork Bottle Stoppers.
Another artist, Scott Gundersen, specializes in portraits made of thousands of cork bottle stoppers. His work is highly original. It all starts with a large scale photo which slowly fills up with corks. Each piece has its own spot as to make the final result as realistic as possible.
Fabric Covered Padded Pixel Portraits.
As part of Kvadrat’s Hallingdal 65 project, 32 designers were asked to find new applications for the fabric originally designed by Nanna Ditzel. Dutch designer Hjortefar came up with the idea of creating two giant portraits made of fabric-covered padded pixels in 29 different colors.
Ran Hwang is an artist best known for creating intricate, large-scale wall installations featuring materials from the fashion industry such as beads, buttons, pins and thread. Thousands of pins are hammered into wood panels and used to hold buttons or beads. Also, she uses pins to connect yards of thread.
Malaysia-born Amir Zainorin uses postcards to create murals representing historical figures. The artist uses pins to create multilayered portraits and allows extra pieces to fall and scatter at the foot of each one. He chose to use postcards obtained for free from restaurants and culture houses in Denmark.
Thousands of Crayons.
These exquisite images are created using thousands of crayons. Artist Christian Faur uses these colorful wax sticks to create pixelated portraits. As viewers move around the space, the portrait’s perspective changes as well.
Murals Made of Thousands of Tiny Objects.
London-based artist Joe Black uses thousands of tiny objects to create large-scale murals of iconic and historical figures. Each mural is made from a variety of items ranging from small toys to nuts, bolts and even chess pieces.
Thousands of nails are hammered onto a canvas by artist David Foster to create original art. Each creation is based on a photograph that the artist reproduces with an ink pen. He then uses the drawing as a guide. Some of his largest pieces can include as many as 30,000 nails.
Thread & Nail Portraits.
Pamela Campagna uses nails and thread to create fantastic string art patterns. Each nail has to be carefully placed and once they all take their places, thrad is wrapped around them to give shape to the whole installation.
Artist Gabriel Dawe uses colored thread to create site-specific installations. Each installation features geometric precision and the finished work depicts giant clouds of floating color. The artist takes inspiration from the conditions offered by the site.
Plastic Figures Hold Up the Floor.
“Floor” is a project by artist Do Ho Suh. It’s a large sculptural installation featuring glass plates resting on thousands of multicolored miniature plastic figures who are holding the weight of the visitors that step onto the floor. The entire installation is made using PVC figures, glass plates, phenolic sheets and polyurethane resin.