Artist Creates Amazing Portraits Using Thousands of Jelly Beans

Artist Creates Amazing Portraits Using Thousands of Jelly Beans

Mona Lisa Jelly Beans - Kristen Cumings

We’re never seen artwork that’s actually good enough to eat.

Check out this California-based artist making 4 x 6 foot murals made entirely out of jellybeans.

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With each piece taking about 50-60 hours of work, Kristen Cumings recreates delicious versions of Van Gogh‘s Starry Night, Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, and Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

Kristen starts out with a framed board of her own acrylic painting to guide her colors – then she painstakingly places each individual jelly bean with spray adhesives to make them stick.

The tasty creations have sold with price tags as expensive as $5,000.

Jelly Bean Boy - Kristen Cumings

Each creation can take anywhere from 9,000 to 12,000 jelly beans to complete.


The Great Wave Jellybeans - Kristen Cumings

Since being hired as Jelly Belly’s official artist in 2010, Kristen has been commissioned to create dozens of contemporary and historic pieces.


Starry Night Jelly Beans - Kristen Cumings


(WATCH Kristen’s creative process live in front of an audience below…) Photos by Kristen Cumings


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