This Picture of Willy Wonka is Recreated Entirely Out of Colored Sweets

By: Misel Saban - Sep 6, 2016
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Jason Mercier is an artist that has found a way to pay tribute to the passing of Gene Wilder and his iconic portrayal of Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by recreating a portrait of the actor entirely out of colored sweets. The use of edible material references both the themes of the the film as well as one of Wilder's most well-known roles.

Willy Wonka is the avant-garde and eccentric owner of the candy factory that Charlie visits upon winning a golden ticket. Wilder's portrayal of the character is whimsical and memorable even 45 years after the film's release. The portrait uses technicolor jellybeans and sweets to recreate shading, detailing and the likeness of Wilder.

The portrait currently hangs at The Castro gallery in San Francisco, and will last until the candy begins to decay.