Glitter Girl Is Made of 50,625 Hand-Mounted Sequins

Jeremy Kirsch has creates what is probably the world’s first photographic sequin mosaic, comprised of 50,625 independently-mounted sequins, which move and sparkle when they catch the light.

The artist from Glendale, California created this unique work of art for the ArtPrize 2011 competition, where although it didn’t win the big prize, it caught the eye of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! “How this piece didn’t win the big money at the contest I will never know, said Edward Meyer, VP Exhibits and Archives for Ripley’s. “Everyone was talking about it as the “must see” piece. I fell in love with it instantly, and considered it the number one “must have” piece for Ripley’s from this year’s Artprize.”

When seen from a distance, the sequins act as “pixels” and form a photographic image, but as the viewer approaches, he can distinguish the tens of thousands of glittering beads that make up the piece. “My goal in creating this piece was to invent a new display method that had not been seen before; something that would literally bring an image “to life,”” Jeremy says about his work. Although I couldn’t find too many photos of Glitter Girl, I did come across two very cool making-of videos.