Take a good look at the photograph below and then get you kisser puckered up for some delicious news … this art … is made entirely out of candy sprinkles.
Joel Brochu, a Canadian artist and student at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan put together this sugary sweet project placing 221,184 nonpareils sprinkles onto a 4-foot by 1.5-foot board over an eight month period.
The trick to the entire endeavour is that even though only 6 different colours were used in the creation of the piece, the eye is tricked into blending the colours together to create the desired tones and hues. At a distance of 16 feet, the effect is nearly photographic.
Using a customized computer program, a template is created from an original image which guides the placement of each sprinkle. Taking just under 8 months to complete, once finished, it was permanently preserved with a clear acrylic resin.
What began as a university fine arts project on Pointillism and Georges Seurat, evolved into a remarkable artistic idea.