Gallery: Astounding Chuck Close-Inspired Recycled Bottle Cap Portrait b...

We've seen some interesting examples of bottle cap art here at Inhabitat, but here's one that blows the others out of the water. Chicago artist Mary Ellen Croteau had been playing with plastic bottle caps, stacking them into long, stringy towers of colors, when she got sidetracked and took her project in a whole new direction. Taking inspiration from Chuck Close's pixelated large-scale portraints, Croteau began combining bottle caps to create new color combinations and formed them in to a giant self-portrait. Astounding, beautiful and incredibly realistic, this bottle cap portrait has raised the bar on recycled eco art.

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  1. Sarge7 September 20, 2011 at 9:22 am

    This piece is an exceptional, painstakingly produced show-stopper, no doubt! As a Fine Artist working in the Visual Arts myself, I know the creative juices are difficult to contain once they’ve begun to flow. The passionate dedication to complete such a piece involves alot more than many may know. Congrats to Ms. Mary Ellen Croteau on a world-conscious, labor of love.

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