Bead Me Up Scotty!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Captain's Log Stardate -315226.8
How about some cool "bead" me up Scotty mosaics from Star Trek fan Devorah Sperbe?
To re-create the look of being beamed up, Sperber used semi-translucent beads to thread the standing characters into shape. The image of Captain Kirk (pictured) uses 25,000 plastic beads strung onto monofilament.
"The beaded figures are the most time-consuming works I have done to date," Sperber reveals. "In addition to laying out the beads in the correct order and stringing them onto monofilament, aligning the beads and attaching them to a hanging apparatus took weeks and weeks for each figure."
*Computer end log*
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