Jane Perkins junk art
This artist does not mind if you call it junk art: Jane Perkins creates amazing portraits of the things that are on dumps and flea markets. 55-year-old British artist skillfully recreates famous and legendary faces from buttons, pieces of cheap jewelry, shells, old toys, curtain hooks, and more. The idea of making portraits of buttons and found materials came into her head ten years ago, when she started recreating “Portrait with Green Stripe” – a famous Matisse portrait of his wife, which she had always liked. The creative artist not only finds things at the flea markets and the trashcans – something is brought by her friends, neighbors and acquaintances. Sometimes she finds packages with things on her doorstep, and then she is happy to examine them all. Two local charities also collect material for her future work, and Jane then donates them part of the earned money.
Jane Perkins has been creative since childhood, she loves art with an element of fun and surprise. She does not paint materials – they appear in their original form. Before starting making portrait of iconic Afghan girl, she had to get permission from the American photographer Steve Mccurry. She made a lot of efforts to create this portrait – had to get the required expression, her accusing look. The profits went to charity Imagine-Asia Inc., helping Afghan girls outside Afghanistan.
Jane Perkins junk art gallery includes portraits of Albert Einstein, Queen Elizabeth II, Marilyn Monroe, David Beckham, Michael Jackson, as well as copies of classical masterpieces giving them a contemporary twist: Sunflowers by Van Gogh, the Mona Lisa by da Vinci, The Kiss by Gustav Klimt, Girl with a Pearl Earring by Jan Vermeer, Self Portrait of Nicholas Hilliard, and more.