Artists use all kinds of mediums, ranging from snow and sand to even cups of latte, to show off their creativity. So it is not surprising to hear that New York-based photographer and illustrator Sarah Rosado, decided to pick cereal or to be more precise corn flakes, for her creations.
The 30-year-old says that the inspiration to create artist portraits from grains of corn flakes hit her while she was eating breakfast, which comprised of well . . . corn flakes, and listening to oldies and R&B music.
And while it may not appear so, the self taught artist says creating cereal masterpieces is hard work. She starts by sketching the image of the artist. Then begins the painstaking process of crushing the cereal to the right size so that it can be carefully placed on the outline. Once that is done, the artist uses a pin to carefully shape the nose, eyes and mouth.
It is therefore not surprising to hear that each portrait takes about five hours to create. But the end result as you can see, is quite stunning. Among Rosado's many cereal art celebrity creations are 'the king of pop', Michael Jackson, Reggae legend Bob Marley, R&B singer Alicia Keys, as well as, former Beatle, John Lennon.
This is not the first time this creative artist has picked an unusual medium. In September 2013, she wowed the world with a series of artwork that was made entirely from dirt. We wonder what she will think of next!
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