Illustrator Kristen Cumings was hired by Jelly Belly to produce several works of art to add to their collection entitled Jelly Belly Masterpieces of Confectionary Art. She chose to reproduce some classic works of art. It takes 50-60 hours to complete the life-size paintings made of approximately 9,000 to 12,000 jelly beans each. The gigantic 4 foot x 6 foot murals recreate a classic work of art, including Vincent can Gogh’s The Starry Night to Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring.
The beans are attached using a spray adhesive and then are coated in acrylic for protection. The attention to detail and shading is mesmerizing. That someone can recreate tone, definition, and light with Jelly Belly’s is pretty amazing. Check her out doing this in front of a live audience below.
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