Video: Portraits of women made of wine corks: the work of Scott Gundersen
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Scott Gundersen's portraits are as simple as cork because they are laid out from this very material. The artist sorts the wine corks by color and puts them on nails driven into a wooden board. The largest canvas of the master consists of 9 thousand "pixels" -caps. Where did Scott Gundersen get so much creative material?
4 years ago, while traveling in Africa, the American Scott Gundersen noticed that the locals benefit from any garbage, from almost everything that is at hand. What is considered a green initiative and a sign of ecological thinking in developed countries is nothing more than a manifestation of common sense here.
Scott Gundersen has seen enough of how cunning Africans make tools, sew clothes and even create works of art from things that would have gone to the trash heap in America long ago. On the way home, while sipping wine, Scott Gundersen wondered what a wine cork portrait might look like, and even made a couple of sketches.
Time to collect plugs, the artist decided 4 years ago. However, a couple of years passed from decision to accomplishment. During this time, Scott Gundersen accumulated 5 thousand wine corks, which he sorted by shade. The first original painting of 3800 pixels depicts the artist's beloved wife. The viewers who saw the unusual portrait began to bring the author material for the next paintings. What could be more pleasant than drinking alcohol for the sake of helping contemporary art?
There were much more traffic jams for the second job. Scott Gundersen's painting "Grace" is a portrait of his friend from Rwanda. 9,200 plugs, 50 hours of stringing - and voila! This fall, the artist plans to start a new project, for which he will need even more corks, since the hand of bottle wine lovers is not scanty.
The process of working on each painting is very laborious. First, Scott Gundersen takes many photographs, of which he chooses the most successful one. Then he paints a portrait in charcoal on wood. Then the time comes to knock with a hammer: thousands of nails are driven into a wooden board (for the portrait of Grace they needed 17 thousand). Wine corks are strung on these nails.
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