Art- from layers of recycled materials

Face off: The extraordinary 3D sculptures of people’s heads made from  recycled goods

By ANTHONY BOND From The MAIL ONLINE

On first glance they appear just like normal  pictures.

But these stunning images – featuring the  late Apple founder Steve Jobs and American Democrat Stephanie Tubbs Jones – are  extraordinary 3D sculptures.

The clever creations are made of several  layers of recycled materials – including bullet-proof glass.

Stunning: A life-like 3D sculpture of the late Apple founder Steve Jobs by artist Michael MurphyStunning: A life-like 3D sculpture of the late Apple  founder Steve Jobs by artist Michael Murphy

Clever: The creations - including this one of Steve Jobs - are made of several layers of recycled materials including bullet-proof glass. Each are then hung up, or placed on platforms, to build a portrait in stunning detailClever: The creations – including this one of Steve Jobs  – are made of several layers of recycled materials including bullet-proof glass.  Each are then hung up, or placed on platforms, to build a portrait in stunning  detail

Each are then hung up to build a portrait in  amazing detail.

Artist Michael Murphy can take up to one year  working on the pieces, which measure between three feet and a staggering 22 feet  in size.

Mr Murphy, who teaches Art and Technology at  Georgia College, America, said his inspiration came from video  projection.

The 36-year-old said: ‘In 2000 I was  projecting images on to sculpted surfaces.

Impressive: Artist Michael Murphy, pictured, can take up to a year working on the pieces Impressive: Artist Michael Murphy, pictured, can take up  to a year working on the pieces

‘Through that work I was able to combine  two-dimensional images with three-dimensional forms.

‘My inspiration for this work came from  there.’

Mr Murphy, from Milledgeville, Georgia, uses  photographs as a base.

The initial layout and design is completed on  computer software Adobe Design and then each of the shapes are hand  cut.

Realistic: This image shows American Democrat Stephanie Tubbs JonesRealistic: This image shows American Democrat Stephanie  Tubbs Jones

Different perspective: This portrait of Stephanie Tubbs Jones is viewed from an angle so the different layers can be seenDifferent perspective: This portrait of Stephanie Tubbs  Jones is viewed from an angle so the different layers can be seen

He said: ‘Most of the hanging pieces  are  made from recycled materials, for outdoor projects I use more  permanent  materials such as stainless steel.

‘I have been using a large supply of acrylic  that I found in a bin at a plastic company.’

He added: ‘The time it takes to put the  pieces together varies depending on the materials and scale of the  project.

‘Size ranges anywhere from three feet tall to  22 feet and I can spend anywhere between a week to a year putting them  together.’

Mr Murphy’s pieces are currently on display  at gallery nine5 in New York.

Five of his larger, permanent creations can  also be seen in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr Murphy added: ‘I like to get positive  reactions from a wide range of people – regardless of their age or education in  art.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2049855/Face-The-extraordinary-3D-sculptures-peoples-heads-recycled-goods.html#ixzz1b55Cp1GU

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