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September 29th, 2008


The Big Picture, a record-breaking work of art included 112,896 photos, and measured 857.3 square meters. It was unveiled outside Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum at Millennium Point.  The image selected for the final mosaic was from the thousands of submissions.

The “final picture” taken in 1926, is a portrait of 17 year old Arthur James Bunce from Tipton in the Black Country, training as an amateur boxer.  Helen Marshall was responsible for overseeing the creative direction and physical construction of the final work and the selection of the final image.  She was particularly drawn to the fact it also appeared as a tattoo on the grandson’s back.  She worked with photo mosaic specialists PollyTiles and Blocwork to technically realise the enormous image made up of photographs submitted by the public.



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  • 1. Hmmm  |  October 1st, 2008 at 10:27 AM

    Wow. I still don’t know how that is done. I should look it up.

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