Bored Cherub; detail from Sistine Madonna, after Raphael
Bored Cherub; detail from Sistine Madonna, after RaphaelJane Perkins
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See This Incredible Colorful Art Created From Found Objects

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This article originally appeared on Lost at E Minor.

Classic artworks and photographs have been given a very contemporary twist in Jane Perkins’ Plastic Classics collection. Instead of using paint or pencils, Perkins uses anything she can find to recreate these masterpieces, including toys, shells, buttons, beads, jewelry, curtain hooks and springs.

No extra color is added into the artworks either—everything you see in her work is used exactly as found, which is quite an amazing feat. Perkins says impressionist paintings are the perfect inspiration for her work since they need to be viewed in two ways: up close and from a distance.

Since Jane Perkins started making these works of art back in 2008, she’s found representation, showcased her work in galleries, and sold her work to buyers in London, New York and Singapore. Not a bad living for using odds and ends from around the house!

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