You often read me say how disappointed I am of the new entertainment generation, of how alienating, disturbing and shallow much of it can be. Many times over you read my thoughts on how the media works in inoculating the superficial and the non-important into the everyday routine, making a point of interest of what has a trash level or importance.
Well, today I finally found a piece of Lindsay Lohan news worthy of praise: a portrait of Lindsay Lohan made by Jason Mecier from trash. Literally. Objects found and collected, arranged and styled in a very accurate depiction of Lindsay Lohan’s face, botoxed lips and all! I can’t take my eyes off it and I really believe that Jason Mecier is one great contemporary artist!
He spent 50 hours on this rendition of LiLo using all kinds of objects from Q-Tips to cigarette buds and mobile phones. Of course he stated upfront that he’s a big fan of Lindsay, assuring us all that this portrait is ‘all in fun’!
I don’t doubt that for a second: Lindsay Lohan’s trash portrait looks as real as it looks fun to me. Just for the comparison’s sake, Taylor Swift’s portrait was made – by the very same Jason Mecier – out white and pink candy.