DIYable dice art


artist Frederick McSwain created this incredible portrait made out of dice to commemorate the death of his good friend Tobias Wong, who died at the age of 35.

it only took 13,138 individual die to create this impressive piece of work.  a die symbolizes a random outcome and chance, which is what initially drew McSwain to use this as his medium.  he states, “the idea of a die itself was appropriate – the randomness of life.  it felt like [a medium] Tobais would use.  because Tobias was a very street-level force, i thought it was appropriate to install the portrait on the floor.  it’s not something i wanted to suspend on the wall; i wanted it to be right there on the floor where you almost interact with it.”

tobias wont’s work has been featured in the  Museum of Modern ArtSFMOMA and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.  he lived a total of 13,138 – which is where the number of  13,138 die came from. one die for each day.

while this is a very intricate art piece – we here at Mr. Kate think this can inspire DIYable Dice Art of your own! use old dice to create your own design and art piece… all you would need to DO IT!:

  • blank canvas
  • lots of dice
  • glue gun and glue

these are some screen shots of McSwain’s process:

via Colossal, Photos: Miller Taylor


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