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Toronto-based artist Jim Hake (previously here) has completed his first piece in a series made using upcycled CDs. Music has always been very important to Hake and now he’s bringing it into his work by welding pieces of CDs together, in this case honoring the forgotten musical idols of the ’60s that he grew up with. As he tells it to Weld Art Collective:
This is the first piece in the series and it’s based on a conglomeration of features and hairstyles from the band The Crystals. In terms of the portraiture, I wanted it to be more about the glorification of that particular moment and also taking the idea of the ‘60s female, black doo-wop singer and portraying her in a classical pose in a very positive and glorified way […]”
The prismatic quality gives it a bit of a disco ball look which adds yet another dimension to the music theme. If you’re in Toronto, you can see Jim Hake’s Crystal at the Lonsdale Gallery through May 12th.