21 May 2010

Marilyn Monroe in Jelly Beans

Totton sweetshop's image of Marilyn Monroe in jelly beans
It is a modern masterpiece making screen siren Marilyn Monroe look sweet enough to eat.
But if you look close enough you will see the mosaic is made up of thousands of jelly beans.
Artist Malcolm West, who has also created portraits of the Queen, Madonna and Elvis, sorts out the Jelly Belly beans by colour before gluing them into place.
Now the tasty portrait is being showed off at The Sweet Bar, in Commercial Road, Totton, and owner Steve Chadda has launched a competition to guess the number of beans used.

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