Detail:  Self Portrait by artist Mary Ellen Croteau.  Nestled bottle caps.

Using plastic bottle caps to compose a portrait sounds gimicky until you see what political artist Mary Ellen Croteau has created. Inspired by how colored bottle caps can be nestled inside of one another to create richer tones, Croteau built.

Chicago-based artist Mary Ellen Croteau has created a self-portrait using thousands of recycled plastic bottle caps. She considers herself a political artist who uses her works to make statements. This time she wanted viewers to realize how rarely bottle caps are recycled. She achieved all the color tones simply by combining different color bottle caps & fitting them one inside the other. The 8-foot by 7-foot portrait is a remarkable example of eco art.

Mary Ellen Croteau has created an 8 x 7 foot portrait using thousand of recycled plastic bottle caps, combined to create new color tones

Mosaic Self-Portrait Constructed with 7,000 Colorful Bottle Caps - My Modern Met

Mosaic Self-Portrait Constructed with 7,000 Colorful Bottle Caps

Self Portrait - Bottle Caps - Mary Ellen Croteau How about a mountain/wildlife themed picture for Mountain Lakes Lodge or North Shore Resort

Bottle Caps, ritratti molto particolari

Beautiful Art Idea With Plastic Bottle Cap Art Garbage Art Ideas Mary Ellen Croteau Artist

American artist Mary Ellen Croteau takes the humble and ubiquitous plastic bottle cap, elevating and transforming it into stunning works of upcycled art.

American artist Mary Ellen Croteau takes the humble and ubiquitous plastic bottle cap, elevating and transforming it into stunning works of upcycled art.

Bottle caps size and type vary

Self Portrait with recycled bottle caps (yep - this is why I've been saving mine.

Self Portrait by Mary Ellen Croteau...... made with bottle caps...amazing!

Nested Plastic Bottle Caps Give Mosaic Rich Color Palette. Very cool self portrait by artist Mary Ellen Croteau.

1 year of saving.  3 months of work.  Over 1000 lids.         SEE ON MAIN SITE >   http://www.rodgerschultz.com/search.php?tags=lid

Lids Project in art with Recycled Green Creative Art: Creative Explorer Rodger Schultz had his willing friends mail him lids for an entire year. This is one of his recycled art pieces from his Jackson Pollock on Prozac Series.

Art Rocks!: Bottle Cap Mural

We are all excitedly awaiting the installation of the plastic bottle cap mural that grades worked on in June The final step befor.

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