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Famed Portraits and Paintings Recreated with Found Objects

UK-based artist Jane Perkins produces incredible pieces that recreate classic works of art and portraits of iconic figures using thousands of multicolored found objects. Each of the artist's creations is a compilation of numerous objects that range in color, size, and texture. She works with anything from buttons and beads to LEGO pieces, shells, plastic spoons, and clothespins.

The key behind Perkins' incredible work is her keen eye for color and the ability to arrange each tiny plastic elements in visually cohesive configurations, as she never manipulates the pigments in any of the small figures she uses. The hue of each component is its original color. The work simply relies on Perkins' skilled eye and hand to assemble it all together. In the end, each piece is a work of art that can be appreciated both from afar and up-close, much like an Impressionist painting.








Jane Perkins website
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Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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