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Artist Pins Down Human Faces

Artist Eric Daigh really pushes to pin down faces just right. His art is made entirely out of pushpins.

Artist Eric Daigh really pushes to pin down faces just right. His art is made entirely out of pushpins.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 17:27 GMT

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One artist has the human face pinned down.

Eric Daigh is really pushing it with a series of portraits that he creates using only push pins.

He takes close-up photographs of friends’ faces and then re-creates them in large scale onto corkboard using only tacks.

Daigh decided to use the office supply as his medium of choice because, in his words, “It didn’t have any humanity or beauty or grace to it.”

He’s used up to 25,000 push pins for a single piece, which he used to buy in packs of 500 from Staples.

Loved ones would also give him push pins for Christmas as a joke, but now they won’t need to since he’s ordered bins filled with 330,000 pins from China, all sorted out by color.

This will make life easier because in the past he’s had to paint green push pins when he needs black or sort through hundreds to get to certain ones.

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