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Scott Gundersen creates his portraits from thousands of used and recycled corks.
Starting with a large photograph that is transferred to a drawing, Gundersen pins each cork to the canvas, creating a correlation between the hues of the wine-stained corks and the value of light or shadow in the portrait.
Some of his larger works have required over 9,000 corks.