Saturday, December 5, 2009

Chronic Art: Dude Makes Amazing Mosaics From Roach Papers

Cliff Maynard of Pittsburgh has blazed a unique trail on the stoner art scene. The 37-year-old creates amazing mosaics using the humble medium of used roach papers from smoked joints.

Amazingly, this is just something Cliff does in his spare time. He's one of Pittsburgh's finest tattoo artists at his day job. But it's his roach paper Chronic Art that has captured the imagination of folks nationwide.

As a student at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Cliff had the opportunity to take inspiration from the great mosaics of the past. "I was studying mosaics in school," Maynard remembers. "I just remember sort of making this connection in my head between the tiles and roach papers."

His roach paper portraits include iconic rock star stoners like Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, and John Lennon, and rap stars like Snoop Dogg and Method Man.

Read the rest of the original article at the new Village Voice pot blog, Toke of the Town: Chronic Art: Dude Makes Amazing Mosaics From Roach Papers

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