6 Jan
"Made in China" soldier portrait by Joe Black

Artist Joe Black’s “Made in China”, an amazingly intricate and creative work of art, should be considered a metaphorical piece. With thousands of toy soldiers making up photographer Robert Capra’s 1938 LIFE magazine portrait of a Chinese solider, it conveys visually how each individual soldier is part of a collective that contributes to the military leader’s image and power. The piece is impressive considering that Black individually glued each 5,500 miniature toy soldier onto a vertical surface, and was able to create gradation and depth in his portrait. Peruse the gallery below to see the level of craftsmanship…

via Colossus

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