The King of Pop
Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)
Michael Jackson is probably one of my favorite musicians of all time. I will never forget going to Disneyland with my family and seeing him in “Captian EO”. I was hooked.
The portrait of the King of Pop is taken from his 2005 greatest hits album “The Essential Michael Jackson” and is the biggest piece I have done to date . It is 4 feet by 4 feet (112 pins by 112 pins) and is made up of 12,544 push pins.
The thing I love most about this piece is that the original image I used to create the portrait is black and white (no pun intended). I was uncertain how well the bold colors (Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue) would work in mimicking a black and white piece but found that a black and white image is almost easier to replicate than one that is in color. In fact, I liked the final product so much I decided to try it again with my next piece. SO… stay tuned for future portraits.