For those that are thinking about getting their portrait painted, but want something a little different, why not get a toothpick portrait?
The San Francisco based artist Steven J. Backman creates sculptures and wall pieces made of toothpicks.
“I find toothpicks and glue to be the most challenging mediums to create unusual pieces of abstract and contemporary art. Unlike ordinary wood, toothpicks have personalities of their own that evolve once they are incorporated into a mass of formed space.” Steven J. Backman
The artist has a summer promotion on until the end of September too, with toothpick portrait commissions available for about $500 USD.
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