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Artist directory :: THE ARTWORK OF DOUG POWELL

The MONA LISA PHOTO MOSAIC was an idea that David Wheeler, Vice-chair of CityArts Factory in Downtown Orlando, Florida came up with the idea and approached me during the summer of 2011. The idea was to create a photo mosaic of City Arts Factory Logo, the Mona Lisa, originally created by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1503. I decided bigger is better since the orlandoslice website at the time had over 9000 images uploaded by Slice members. The task involved uploading 350 pages out of the gallery, cropping and cutting 7000 images with a paper cutter and scissors which took over 30 hours. One of the first challenges encountered was the fact that not all the thumb nails were the same size and cutting them all to a uniform size would mean loosing up to 30% off some of the images. I decided to separate them into 3 different sizes, 1”, ¾”and 11/16” and...

Mona Lisa Photo Mosaic (2012) SOLD



Doug Powell 
The innovative artist Doug Powell creates the illusion of three-dimensional form through the use and arrangement of recycled, or up cycled, computer keyboard keys. Up cycling has a positive environmental impact due to the rescue and re-purposing of manufactured objects. The reuse of materials has been employed by artists throughout history from Amish quilters and American folk artists to Modern Masters, such as Picasso, Joseph Cornell, and Robert Rauschenberg, all of whom have reused materials or found objects to create new, more complex works of art.


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