Since the show is about a electrician who begins channeling the spirit of poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. I proposed that I create a portrait of Emerson out of only materials that electricians would use. I scoured the local reclaimed building material store for the 100+ outlets and switches I needed to create this image. In additional I used electrical wire for details and background. There’s no Photoshop trickery here; all details are created with the actual items including a couple of wire caps for the dots of light in the pupils.
My initial version of the image (below) was much more minimalist, but it’s also rather somber and didn’t reflect the comedic quality of the show, thus the addition of the wire which brought in both color and movement to the piece.