I have a feeling that Melbourne-based artist Thomas Pavitte is a mite obsessive-compulsive. In his typographic tribute to the inventor of the friction matchstick, Pavitte used 10,000 matchsticks to create an undulating landscape upon which he spelled the name, John Walker. In another project, he used 2.775 kg of Blu-Tack (we call it Prestik here), placing the sticks together to spell out the name of its creator, Allan Holloway.
And in his MONA LISA project, Pavitte has re-imagined Leonardo da Vinci’s famous portrait in minimalist form. In doing so, he has created what is unofficially the world’s most complex join-the-dots drawing. He used 6,239 dots and changed their colour after every 400 dots to keep track of his progress. It eventually took him over nine hours to connect the dots and realize the full image.
Find some images from the project and a time-lapse video of the process after the jump.
See more of Pavitte’s artwork at Thomas Makes Stuff.