Paper Mosaic Artist
About the Artist: Brad Barnhurst is a gay artist based in Portland, OR who makes paper mosaics of local landscapes and homoerotic characters. He enjoys examining his gay identity through images of male figures dressed up in leather, making out, or proudly waving rainbow flags. These portraits are inspired from personal experiences or fantasies of a place where sexual desires are expressed unashamedly and freely.
About the Art: Paper mosaics are a unique and completely handmade form of art. Hand cutting each piece of paper to fit over a drawn image, gluing several hundreds (or thousand!) pieces down forming a crisp, vibrant image that is full of textures and tedious details. These make great additions to any art collection or as gifts for all occasions. Commissioned works are also greatly appreciated. If you would like a custom paper mosaic piece made for you or a gift for a loved one, contact me and we'll make something amazing! -Brad Barnhurst