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Christian Faur’s Amazing Crayon Pixel Portraits

For his series The Land Surveyors, artist Christian Faur took photographs from the Great Depression, and, using a digital mapping technique, deconstructed each image down to its pixels. From there, he hand-cast thousands of crayons and then reassembled them into wooden frames to create artworks that resemble highly-pixelated images. Confused? Click through to get a better look at the end result.


The Land Surveyors, 2010. 20,000 hand cast encaustic crayons. 60″ x 30″


The Land Surveyors (detail 3), 2010. 20,000 hand cast encaustic crayons. 60″ x 30″

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