An artist made a gorgeous mosaic out of almost 2,000 nail polish bottles
Do you ever wonder what happens to old cosmetics that are thrown away? Many makeup containers are made with a type of plastic that can’t be easily recycled, so they end up in landfills. A Lithuania-based artist named Agne Kisonaite is bringing this issue of cosmetic waste to the forefront through her art. Her latest project, “Glass Blowing,” is a mosaic made out of 1969 nail polish bottles.
According to her website, Agne got the inspiration for “Glass Blowing” while painting her nails one day. “Once it hit me that all used bottles of nail polish could be glued together. That’s how the idea for the mosaic ‘Glass Blowing’ was born,” she said on her site.
Agne’s first step was making a painting of the piece. She enlarged it and printed it on a paper, using it as a sort of template for the mosaic.
She collected more than 5,000 bottles of polish, then organized them into 21 shades. “I cleared each bottle from the nail polish residue and combined them all together based on my painting,” she explained. “Cleaning 5000 bottles was a real challenge, after which painting your nails 5000 times starts to look like a piece of cake.”
The result was this incredibly beautiful mosaic. “These 1969 nail polish bottles didn’t end up as a waste, now they grace our home with their lively presence,” said Agne.
That’s not all — Agne used the leftover polish to create another piece of artwork:
Aside from painting, Agne also designs furniture and creates her own clothes containing fragments of paintings. “My subject of art is woman, feminine world, their consumerism and artificial beauty,” Agne told HelloGiggles. Another cosmetics-themed art project, “Lipstick Tower,” was made with over 18,000 lipsticks and achieved a World Guinness Record just last year.