This Themed Thursday, we recommend you check out Ways of Seeingby Joe Black. Throughout the series, Black uses painted toys, buttons, coins, etc to construct portrait of famous leaders and entertainers.
We especially love Ways of Seeing because of the way that Joe Black uses his construction tools to make a statement about the subject of the portrait. For instance, to create his portrait of Stalin (pictured above), Black uses 10,000 hand painted chess pieces to signify the way that Stalin deftly out maneuvered his political opponents to become a world superpower.
Check out Black’s work here.