These Spam Mail Celebrity Portraits Turn Lemons into Lemonade

 - May 25, 2011
References: schimmelart & illusion.scene360
These spam mail celebrity portraits are a clever way to recycle old clutter. After all, you'd only be throwing away those irritating advertisements anyway, so why not turn them into artworks?

Sandhi Schimmel Gold, the artist behind these visages and whose work has been featured on Trend Hunter before, has always had a knack for crafting realistic mosaic portraits. This, however, is the first in which she uses mailbox fillers as her primary medium. Of particular interest is her use of different colored papers to define value and shade in the subjects' faces. It makes for a very Andy Warhol-ish look that is typically seen in vectorized art. Being able to read some of the annoying text found in these spam mail celebrity portraits also adds a layer of depth not found in other artworks.