Artist Creates Honey Boo Boo Portrait Completely Out Of Trash

Nov 20, 2012 2:38pm
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Courtesy Jason Mecier

Honey Boo Boo has never looked so trashy.

Mosaic portrait artist Jason Mecier, of San Francisco, has created an elaborate portrait of seven-year-old Alana Thompson using nothing but 25 pounds of trash.

The Honey Boo Boo portrait took Mecier more than 50 hours to complete, and according to the description on his Youtube video showing the creation process, the piece includes items such as two cans of hair spray, three tiaras, make-up, mascara, fake eyelashes, coupons, sketti, butter, 10 cheese balls, two Red Bulls, one Mountain Dew, a McDonald’s chicken nugget, a pink Snuggy box, an empty toilet paper roll, one cabbage patch doll and a jar of pigs’ feet.

“I just love the show,” Mecier told ABCNews.com. “I’m obsessed with the show right now. It’s like every time you watch an episode, I think there’s no way it could get any better, and then it just does.”

Mecier has been making mosaic portraits out of trash for 10 years. He has bins of trash stored in his studio to contribute to his colorful final products.

“People save stuff for me. Girlfriends saved old makeup and things. I just collect things on the street, or I’ll save ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter’ lids. I basically just have bins of stuff,” Mecier said.

“I had a big, huge box of pink things for a Paris Hilton portrait I was going to do, but I used them for Honey Boo Boo instead. There’s a new 15 minutes of fame in town,” he joked.

Mecier’s favorite portraits to create are ones in which the celebrities themselves send him boxes of their own junk to use.

“What I try to do is get celebrities to send me a box of their junk. My favorite pieces are where the celebrity sends me their junk, like Rosie O’Donnell, George Lopez or Phyllis Diller. She sent me, like, 20 boxes of stuff,” said Mecier.

When asked if Honey Boo Boo was his favorite portrait in his collection so far, he said, “Usually whatever I’m working on at the moment is my favorite. She’s a good combination because she has all the fun, cartoony, trashy qualities I like. Cartoon-type people make better portraits for me.”

But even after all his hard work, Mecier plans to sell his trash version of Honey Boo Boo to the first person who offers him $5,000 for it. He’s actually already had three offers.

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