Mosaic artist Ed Chapman has created a Jimi Hendrix mosaic out of guitar plectrums, to be auctioned tonight at Cancer Research UK’s Sound & Vision event at the iconic Abbey Road Studios.
The image is created from more than 5,000 Fender picks. Funds raised from the auction will go to Cancer Research U.K.
"I’m delighted to be supporting Cancer Research UK at this year’s Sound & Vision event," said Chapman said. "The John Lennon piece I created for 2009′s event raised &pound;6,000 for the charity, and I hope the Jimi mosaic can do the same this year. "
Chapman began creating mosaic works in the ’90s, fascinated with bringing a contemporary twist to an ancient medium. His work has a number of high-profile collectors including world-renowned musicians, sports stars, and TV personalities and has received substantial national and international press coverage.
Sound & Vision is being headlined by Tom Jones, The Feeling and Eve Selis and is hosted by patron BBC Radio 2′s DJ ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris and Nicky Campbell with Al Murray as MC and auctioneer.
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to research into beating cancer. It receives no government funding, so events like Sound & Vision are essential in helping to fund its life saving work. Learn more at cancerresearchuk.org.