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March 3, 2014
Collage artist Jason Mecier has reproduced the iconic 2006 portrait of Steve Jobs using 20 pounds of e-waste.
The collage is made from discarded gadgets of all types. As the Web site TheBoldItalic.com described it, “Look closely and you can see bits of cell phones, iPods, headphones, Macintosh keyboards, CD-Rs, batteries, mice, memory sticks, and other upcycled trash from Apple.”
Mecier spent 40 hours putting the collage together.
Recode.net wrote of the portrait, “Mecier ‘painted’ Jobs’s jawline with parts of an iPhone, his brow with batteries, his ear with Ethernet cables and a very small peace sign. He sculpted the head with a green arc of circuit boards. Jobs’s face and body are a melee of computer detritus against a backdrop composed in shades of off-white—a charger cord is coiled as though still in the box.”
Mecier’s no stranger to using found materials to create celebrity collages and themed pieces. His series of “Celebrity Junkdrawers” consists of portraits he’s made using junk that celebrities themselves sent him. Another series consists of portraits made from food.
Executive Director, Content & User Engagement, Waste360
David Bodamer is Executive Director of Content & User Engagement for Waste360 and NREI. Bodamer joined Waste360 in January 2014. He has been with NREI since September 2011 and has been covering the commercial real estate sector since 1999 for Retail Traffic, Commercial Property News and Shopping Centers Today. He also previously worked for Civil Engineering magazine. His writings on real estate have also appeared in REP. and the Wall Street Journal’s online real estate news site. He has won multiple awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors and is a past finalist for a Jesse H. Neal Award.
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