Bottle Cap Portraits by Molly Bright

In 2002 artist Molly Bright first started to create portraits made of bottle caps. The idea came to her as she was pondered what to do with a large, rust stained, piece of sheet metal. Since then she created dozens of her unique bottle cap portraits of everyday people, iconic and historic figures, paintings and celebrities.

Process of the bottle cap portraits:

The bottle cap portraits begin with a painted portrait, on a piece of sheet metal. The caps are then attached to the painting, in such a way that they overlap, like the scales of a snake. The bottle caps date from the 30′s to the 70′s and are considered collectable on their own.
Particular attention is given to the craftsmanship, so that no traces of glue are visible. Transparent washes of glaze are often used to further define the image. Most of the portraits are 4′ x 5′ and weigh 60-70 pounds.

All images © Molly Bright