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These Portraits of Cornelius and Zira by Joe Black are Breathtaking

When it comes to paying tribute to the original Planet of the Apes franchise, the Portraits of Cornelius and Zira by Joe Black show appreciation through the act of unusual artistry. Using 57,000 stainless steel balls, Black painstakingly glued each pellet to a black rubber base to create these captivating film-inspired works.

From up close, the works appear to be nothing but random collections of small spheres; from far back, the true artistry and creative patience is seen, as flawless Planet of the Ape-inspired portraits are visible. As an artist, Black is often recognized for his use of quirky materials like LEGO, badges and plastic toys in order to create seamless works of art.

Paying tribute to the original Cornelius and Zira, played by Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter, the Portraits of Cornelius by Joe Black use unbelievable materials to create mind-blowing masterpieces.