A Montreal-based artist Jean-Pierre Seguin impresses many with his concept for World War II portraits. The images of his work were featured via designboom. The artist used about 15,000 toy soldiers grouped together to create a gigantic assembly. Its concept is that when you look at it from a certain distance level, you would get to see a specific scene portrait that represents the times that transpired during WWII.
The artist patiently eyes his image source from a certain distance too and then proceeds with coloring each toy soldier in colors that vary. In effect, the look of the portrait and artistic work shifts and changes from one perspective to another, depending on the nearness or farness of the distance that you are viewing it from. It is about seeing just an army of toy soldiers in close up but from a far distance, it will show you the portrait of someone as big as General Eisenhower or even a simple unnamed army nurse.
Seguin’s artistic work will be made available for viewing at the OK Harris Gallery by March 2014. It is the artist’s unique way of paying tribute to the courageous lives of the veterans during the hardest of war times.