While aimlessly procrastinating on the simply brilliant Colossal website during our lunch hour, the CellarVie Wines team happened to stumble upon the stunningly beautiful wine inspired portraits by Grand Rapids-based illustrator and artist Scott Gundersen.
Using thousands of recycled corks, a hearty dose of ingenuity and an even larger amount of talent, Gundersen creates huge wine-stained mural portraits.
The artist’s latest work, Trisha, was created using 3,621 corks but that is a mere drop in the ocean compared to some of the pieces in Gundersen´s remarkable portfolio, with some of his paintings requiring in excess of 9,000 wine corks.
Scott Gundersen...making copious wine consumption very, very beautiful
Beginning with a vast photograph of his subjects which are then subsequently transferred to a drawing, Gundersen then painstakingly pins each cork to the canvas, creating a beautiful kaleidoscope of colour that is elevated by the contrasting wine stains on each cork and the way each one absorbs light.
Marvel at the timelapse videos of Scott in action below…