- 8:28 pm - Fri, Jul 20, 2012
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It’s wine o’clock (somewhere) — which means it’s time to share a wine-related repurposing find.
Today, it’s art — on a large scale — made by Grand Rapids-based illustrator/artist Scott Gundersen, who reuses thousands of corks in each work:
Starting with a large photograph that’s transferred to a drawing, Gundersen pins each cork to the canvas, creating a correlation between the hues of the wine-stained corks and the value of light or shadow in the portrait. His latest work, Trisha [pictured above and below], took 3,621 corks to complete, but other works have required over 9,000.
Check out time-lapse videos of Gundersen’s making of “Trisha” here, and “Grace” (shown in the bottom photo), which took 9,217 corks + 50 hours, here.
(via Wine Cork Portraits by Scott Gundersen | Colossal)
Find earlier posts in Unconsumption’s wine o’clock series here.