Bottle-cap painting

Here’s another way to recycle apparently useless junk.

I must admit that, even though I’m very interested in recycling and the whole environmental issue, using bottle caps to create beautiful art, never crossed my mind. That goes to show you that we can find solutions to our problems where we least expect it.

This “painting” was commissioned by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), to celebrate Charleston’s master blacksmith, Phillip Simmons, who’s work can be found all over the Charleston peninsula.










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  • Peter Posted on April 4, 2008


  • Miguel Posted on April 4, 2008

    Why everybody says “photoshopped” ?? that’s lame. It was made in ms-paint!

  • Paul Posted on April 4, 2008

    That’s obviously not photoshopped. You’re a dumbass Peter

  • Posted on April 4, 2008

    I say daz 3d. Or no, wait, watercolor?

    Just kidding, even if it was photoshoped, nice job.

  • john Posted on April 15, 2008

    thats not a painting

  • glitterygal18 Posted on April 16, 2008

    Anyone who says this was photo shopped is green with envy because they are not able to create something like this.

  • Amanda Posted on April 17, 2008

    People – in this case “painting” obviously does NOT mean an actual painting. It means an image has been created through the use of bottle caps. It’s like those large pictures that are made from a bunch of smaller pictures that have nothing to do with the larger image. Therefore, I don’t see why people think this is photo shopped.

  • picasso Posted on April 18, 2008

    it is a piece of shit. why would i be jealous and why would anyone waste their time photoshopping something that bad.

  • Jennifer Posted on April 18, 2008

    why do you think it is photoshopped? looks real to me…look closely, all the caps are different and you can even see the glue. why would anyone take the time to include the glue on photoshop?

  • good job Posted on April 19, 2008

    Excellent piece of artwork using bottletops, photoshopped…..ha, thick bastard

  • hahahaperson Posted on April 20, 2008

    picasso your just jealus. its not shit you just want to creat something that is cool and takes time but all your work is fat and ugly and it is not photoshoped

  • christine Posted on April 21, 2008

    This is very nice it must have taken a really long time to finish. I don’t understand why you people are fighting over something so insignificant. The person who made this took time and energy to make it, and I highly doubt any of you has even accomplished anything half as good and creative as this, I know I haven’t. So quite arguing over it and just take the time to appreciate something once in a while.

  • adam Posted on April 21, 2008

    I can believe anyone would think this was photoshopped, since detailed pictures were provided! and ‘picasso’…youre retarded

  • soar Posted on April 21, 2008

    Totally photoshopped.
    Anyone would know that.

  • sarah Posted on April 22, 2008

    anyone commenting this is photoshop obviously does not know traditional art.

  • fakename Posted on April 22, 2008

    saying photoshopped is kind of like posting “first!”. It has become a joke. I believe it was xkcd that made a comic where someone talked about enjoying to insist that real life objects are photoshopped. Bored people go out and do so. Where this is clearly NOT photoshopped, you have to understand this was a joke, please chill out!

  • pudding Posted on April 27, 2008

    is that bill cosby?

  • ravichand.v Posted on April 28, 2008

    Behind this traditional work there lot of effort,concentration,spontaneity and patience is there, please don’t say simply photoshopped without any proper……..

  • mrsleep Posted on April 29, 2008

    I don’t think this qualifies as a painting.

  • PotatoChipMafia Posted on May 1, 2008

    I’d have to agree, and I don’t see the joke in calling something photoshop. This might not be a painting in the basic use of the word, but the artist which if you bothered to read the Source link, you could find out more about the piece and who the gentleman is. Bottle caps are fun, I have been saving up some for a year or so now for a project I am to do.

    Anyway, this is an interesting piece to look at, probably more impressive in person.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • George Posted on May 1, 2008

    Im pretty sure the “Photoshopped” guys are pretty aware that its not photoshopped, they are just craving for some attention.

  • Black Cat Posted on May 3, 2008

    That’s great but why would anyone want a giant picture of Bill Cosby?

  • SanSan Posted on May 16, 2008

    People make things like this all the time, it would actually be easier to really create something like that out of bottle tops than to bother photoshopping it, lol.

    Besides that, if you don’t like it and think it’s crap, why waste your time commenting on it? Just move on.

  • deecee Posted on June 20, 2008

    Those who quip “photoshopped” or call it crap think they’re being oh-so-clever when in fact they’re telling the world what idiots they are.

  • White Trash Mosaics Posted on June 22, 2008

    This is incredible!!! I make tables and other pieces of art with bottle caps as well. I don’t make them 3D like that, though. WOW!

  • nancy Posted on August 25, 2011

    It looks like mosaik from the first look. You realize that bottle caps were used only with close look

  • cathy Posted on March 5, 2012

    Amazing piece of work…just because it may not be created with paints it still can be considered a painting,as one can create a piece of art using other mediums,materials and apply different methods
    and techniques to create their work…and to the person who sais why would anyone want a giant picture of bil cosby..for the same reasons you might like something else,but it’s not bill cosby anyway.if some of you ,those saying it is photoshopped,had bothered to read this piece was commissioned by the medical University to celebrate Phillip Simmons