There are some people who are busy trying to figure out if that green jelly bean they ate was lime or kiwi, but in the meanwhile, there have been some other people who were making those jelly beans into amazing works of art. So today I thought we would take a look at what I think is…
10 – Chief Rainbow Tree
Most people will not have a clue who this it, but this image is of a former Great Plains tribal chief known as Rainbow Tree. It consists of 9,514 beans of over 15 different Jelly Belly flavours!
9 – Catherine Middleton and Prince William
The royal wedding of Catherine Middleton and Prince William captured billions of hearts across the world, so Malcolm West the Jelly Belly artist decided to use 11,000 Jelly Belly jelly beans to capture the joy that radiates from the happy couple.
8 – Chinese Dragon
This Jelly Belly mosaic of a Dragon uses hot and fiery flavours and colours to create this stunning piece of art. It was first made to coincide with Year of the Dragon in 2000 and features over 8,000 Jelly Beans
7 – The Starry Night
Made by candy artist Kristen Cumings, it was made to celebrate Vincent van Gogh’s masterwork, The Starry Night, but as a side note because Van Gogh’s brush strokes went in a circular, swirling pattern, Cumings had to place each individual bean in the same direction as the brushstroke to mimic the effect and recreate it on a larger scale!
6 – Shrek
Made by candy artist Malcolm West it features a lot of green lime Jelly beans, and I think it perfectly sums up Jelly Beans. Fun, colourful and tasty all round. It is just a shame there is no Jellybean donkey!
5 – Elvis
Once again made by sweet artist Pete Rocha, this portrait of the King of Rock and Roll really captures the fun-loving smile and indeed life of the king himself.
4 – Jelly Bean Mascot
This list would not have been the same without featuring the original mascot of the Jelly Bean sweets themselves. Made by Pete Rocha it is a colourful master class on what you can do with a few simple candy beans.
3 – Mona Lisa
You are probably wondering why the Jellybean portrait looks more colourful than the original image. Well believe it or not this is what many art historians believe the original colours may have looked like before almost 600 years ago when it was first painted.
2 – George Clooney
For some reason, George Clooney seems to be instantly recognisable even when made from Jelly Beans! I guess he has one of those faces and given that the artist Roger Rocha did such a good job making it does help.
1 – Harry Potter
All the beans used for this artwork were drawn from the 50 original Jelly Belly flavours made by Kristen Cumings again and over 12,000 jelly beans. Such amazing talent and to think that all we have been doing with them is shoving them down our throats.