Erika Iris Simmons also known as “Iri5” is an artist that has used only film and cassette tapes to create portraits of famous people. Her work was mentioned in a previous article where she created among others Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison. She started with this kind of art when she pulled out a tape string and it reminded her of Jimi Hendrixcks hair.
The Beatles, one of the most successful rock bands of all time and band’s iconic 1969 Abbey Road album cover.
Bob Marley – The most widely known performer of reggae music.
She commented her art once where she said: “I started just wanting to do something that would blow people’s minds.” And she really did, the portraits are amazingly detailed and the way she uses the tape to create extra volume for the hair is stunning.
While Iri5 is using tape, others use joint filters to create portraits of the same music icons.