Portraits Made from Thousands of Tiny Objects
London-based artist Joe Black's portrait of Barack Obama uses thousands of black and white toy soldiers. His other portraits use everything from small toys and chess pieces to nuts and bolts depending on the subject and the message he is trying to portray. The toy soldiers in the Obama piece, titled Shoot to Kill, "could indicate the ethos of good and evil, or right and wrong that is embedded in America's dealings with Eastern nations."
Black's first solo exhibition, Ways of Seeing, opened at the Opera Gallery in London and is on display through November 19th, 2013.