Bottle Caps Portrait

Chicago artist Mary Ellen Croteau collected recycled plastic bottle caps to tile, layer and juxtapose each cap in order to create a self-portrait mosaic titled “CLOSE“. An amazing work !
From the artist:

Plastic bottle caps – like bags, a plastic product that can’t be/ isn’t recycled. I conceived of an “endless column” of these caps, after Constantin Brancussi’s iconic modernist sculpture. One became two, and two became many. While making these columns, I noticed the smaller caps tended to nest inside one another, and the color combinations reminded me of Chuck Close’s painted portraits. So I got sidetracked and started on a large self-portrait made entirely of bottle caps. The piece measures 8 feet by 7 feet. No paint is used, except to delineate a few shadows where white board was showing through. In a few cases, the caps are trimmed in order to fit a tight space.

Bottle Caps Portrait in art  with Recycled Art Recycled Portrait Caps
Bottle Caps Portrait in art  with Recycled Art Recycled Portrait Caps
Bottle Caps Portrait in art  with Recycled Art Recycled Portrait Caps
Bottle Caps Portrait in art  with Recycled Art Recycled Portrait Caps
Bottle Caps Portrait in art  with Recycled Art Recycled Portrait Caps
Bottle Caps Portrait in art  with Recycled Art Recycled Portrait Caps
Bottle Caps Portrait in art  with Recycled Art Recycled Portrait Caps

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