Steve Jobs assemblage built from fragments of Apple’s past

“San Francisco-based artist Jason Mecier, who makes celebrity portraits out of their personal junk, just finished his first (and maybe last) tech titan: Steve Jobs in e-waste,” Nellie Bowles reports for Re/code. “Using 20 pounds of recycled computer supplies (an iPod, an iBook, circuit boards, batteries and floppy disks), he recreated the iconic 2006 photograph of Jobs by Albert M. Watson.”

“Mecier’s mosaic, which took 40 hours to complete, is detailed and densely packed,” Bowles reports. “Mecier ‘painted’ Jobs’s jawline with parts of an iPhone, his brow with batteries, his ear with Ethernet cables and a very small peace sign. He sculpted the head with a green arc of circuit boards. Jobs’s face and body are a melee of computer detritus against a backdrop composed in shades of off-white — a charger cord is coiled as though still in the box.”

Read more, and see the finished product, in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]


    1. I agree, It’s neither a good likeness nor an original interpretation of him, it’s just a copy of a photograph made using collage techniques.

      I wouldn’t go so far as to say that it isn’t art, but it’s not an art form that works for me and yes it does look rather tacky as far as I’m concerned.

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