Artist, Conrad Engelhardt, has pioneered a novel recycling plan in London. He works with restaurants across the city to save and collect their used wine corks and then he gives them a new lease on life as artwork. Inspired by Pointillism, he uses the wine cork only as stained by the wine to create his works of art. He does not alter the corks in any way, all the colours are natural to the wine and the corks. He said he enjoys using the medium because the uniqueness and imperfection of each cork adds the texture and depth to his artwork. His most recent piece is a diptych portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi which uses over 4,000 wine corks. He was recently one of the favourite artists at London's The Other Art Fair with his piece 'Marilyn.' All of his artwork can be seen at corkbycork.com.
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