Artist Recreates Famous Paintings Using Everyday Items

You’re probably familiar with the works of artist Adam Hillman, who gained popularity on social media thanks to his satisfying arrangements of food and various everyday items. Parallel to this, Hillman has also been working on a series that saw him recreating famous paintings using the same formula.

Despite using unusual items like paperclips, fake pearls, and candy, Hillman manages to recreate classical artworks in such great detail that the viewer can instantly recognize them. For example, his version of Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” is surprisingly on the spot despite being made with thousands of fake pearls and nothing else.

Even when Hillman’s recreations aren’t that straightforward, you are still left impressed with what he manages to achieve, considering the materials used. To recreate Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” the artist used TicTac candies that were arranged in their containers to reveal the image.

“I’ve been working on this piece for the last couple of months. I hope you enjoy, and thanks for sticking with me,” Hillman wrote in the caption of the photo.

So far, Hillman also recreated Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” using toothpicks, Vincent van Gogh’s “Self Portrait” using cereal, and Hokusai’s “Great Wave off Kanagawa” using paperclips. Check out these and more of his works below.