21 June 2013

Bottle Cap Clyburn

James Clyburn, Bottlecap Art, Charleston, S.C.

Is it the ultimate status symbol? Are you really a "somebody" when someone makes an image of you out of hammered bottle caps? If so, U.S. Congressman James Clyburn has arrived. I spotted this one inside an MUSC building yesterday. This piece is by artist Molly B Right who used 2,500 to 3,000 bottle caps for each image.

No one has offered to make me in bottle caps yet so perhaps I should start saving them myself in case I need to do a self portrait. Heheh.