#1  
Old 08-12-2011, 09:33 AM
Faline's Avatar
Faline
Offline:
♥ Moderator ♥
Poster Rank:2
Gore Goddess
Join Date: Jun 2009
Contributions: 226
 
Mentioned: 85 Post(s)
Quoted: 1894 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 15/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss93392
Toxic Art

A U.S.-based artist has courted controversy by creating a portrait of the late soul singer Amy Winehouse using painkiller pills.
Jason Mecier has captured the tragic star in a poignant pose depicted by colourful medications, as part of a series of mosaics inspired by celebrities who battled drug abuse.
Rehab-star Winehouse died at the end of last month, bringing to an end her well publicised battle with crack cocaine, heroin and alcohol.

Click image for larger version

Name:	article-0-0D6088D200000578-176_634x780.jpg
Views:	160
Size:	154.9 KB
ID:	296286

Mr Mecier has crafted Winehouse's 17in x 21in portrait using 5,000 multicoloured tablets, a not-too-subtle commentary on the weaknesses that led to her downfall and untimely death.
It captures the star's trademark beehive hairstyle, eccentric eye-shadow and signature mole.
Winehouse appears alongside tragic figures Michael Jackson and Heath Ledger, while reforming addicts Courtney Love and Kelly Osbourne also feature in the series.

Click image for larger version

Name:	article-0-0D6089A800000578-613_634x775.jpg
Views:	145
Size:	142.0 KB
ID:	296287

Click image for larger version

Name:	article-0-0D6089A300000578-101_634x790.jpg
Views:	162
Size:	152.7 KB
ID:	296288

Mr Mecier says his love of creating art using unusual materials began when he was a child, where he would use beans, noodles and yarn to make artwork to sell at bazaars and scout groups.
Other celebrities who have asked for the portraits include Chris Rock, Pink, Tori Spelling and Chelsea Handler whose portrait includes empty vodka bottles, a Snuggie box, Martini glasses, bottle opener, buttons, batteries, chapstick, dice, pens, badges and movie tickets.

Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Faline For This Useful Post:
Cancun78, Flaka, Kim, švabo, Sybil
  #2  
Old 08-12-2011, 11:51 AM
Viking64's Avatar
Viking64
Offline:
So Fucking Banned
Poster Rank:5
Join Date: Aug 2009
Contributions: 1
 
Mentioned: 290 Post(s)
Quoted: 24600 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 15/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss70998
Re: Toxic Art

I wonder if the artist will get busted for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription?

Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Viking64 For This Useful Post:
DollHead, Flaka
  #3  
Old 08-12-2011, 02:06 PM
Flaka
Offline:
Tuya
Poster Rank:19
Join Date: Oct 2009
 
Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Quoted: 2169 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
5/20 14/20
Today Posts
3/11 ssss37570
Re: Toxic Art

looks good

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-12-2011, 02:42 PM
Cancun78's Avatar
Cancun78
Offline:
My Rank: STAFF SERGEANT
Poster Rank:614
female
Join Date: Nov 2009
Contributions: 8
 
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 161 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
3/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss914
Re: Toxic Art

Kind of a waste of drugs but I have to say he did a good job and say I like it. Looks like stained glass.

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-12-2011, 02:44 PM
Lee's Avatar
Lee
Offline:
All Seeing Eye
Poster Rank:153
Homosapien
Join Date: Nov 2009
 
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
1/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss6245
Re: Toxic Art

A waste of drugs is better than a waste of a life.

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-12-2011, 06:36 PM
DollHead's Avatar
DollHead
Offline:
My Rank: STAFF SERGEANT
Poster Rank:611
Female
Join Date: Apr 2010
 
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 13/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss916
Re: Toxic Art

Knowing those are pills, when I look at them it makes me nauseous. There are just so many. But it is really cool.

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-12-2011, 09:03 PM
VaBusa's Avatar
VaBusa
Offline:
My Rank: LANCE CORPORAL
Poster Rank:1903
Female
Join Date: Jul 2011
 
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
1/20 11/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss161
Re: Toxic Art

Pretty damn cool...waste of some good meds though

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-12-2011, 09:22 PM
Nite's Avatar
Nite
Offline:
Retarded Genius
Poster Rank:3
Join Date: Dec 2009
 
Mentioned: 384 Post(s)
Quoted: 16111 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
11/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss88591
Re: Toxic Art

shouldn't jackos be made of kids lollies?

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-13-2011, 10:53 AM
Zodiak's Avatar
Zodiak
Offline:
My Rank: CORPORAL
Poster Rank:953
mail.
Join Date: Jun 2011
 
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 11/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss466
Re: Toxic Art

Its time to play name that pill...

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-13-2011, 11:02 AM
Zodiak's Avatar
Zodiak
Offline:
My Rank: CORPORAL
Poster Rank:953
mail.
Join Date: Jun 2011
 
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 11/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss466
Re: Toxic Art

Pretty interesting

Reply With Quote

Powered by vBulletin Copyright 2000-2010 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO