All Tangled Up: Stunning Earphone Wire Art

Don’tcha hate it when your earphone wires get all tangled up? You place them in your trouser pocket for all of five seconds and voila, you’ve got a thousand knots to untie. Well, take a look at these unholy tangles, which form to create gorgeously illustrated portraits. You may recognise a few famous faces here.

Part of a pen-to-paper art project entitled ‘iEarphones,’ the pieces include a portrait of Beatle member John Lennon, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, a tyrannosaurus rex and a lady (warning: a nude lady) with the hair of Medusa, though instead of snakes slithering atop her head it’s – you guessed it – earphones.

The earphone wires appear to be that of the Apple iPod, and they are skillfully drawn by Canada-based artist Bashir Sultani. Below, you can see a video taking us through the making of the John Lennon picture, and below that is Sultani’s project in full. Now if you don’t mind, I’m gonna go browse eBay for some wireless headphones, ‘cos I’m tired of all this untangling crap.

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