Michigan-based artist Eric Daigh creates large-scale pieces of work often by performing arrangements on smaller pieces. He considers himself a mosaic-ist (is that a word?). Daigh’s latest two pieces entitled ‘Mayday’ and ‘Throwing Blankets’ use only colored tacks arranged as pixels would be in a photographic portrait.
On the artist’s website, he says: ‘In my work I aim to explore themes of individuality and representation. My subjects are imprisoned, diluted, marginalized. Their escape, however, is imminent. Whether a symptom of corporate and social homogenization, or the four base pairs of DNA, we are products of just a small handful of variables. In five colors of plastic, you can be reproduced.”