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Fender guitar plectrums used to make Jimi Hendrix mosaic

Fender guitar plectrums have been used to create a special piece of artwork featuring Jimi Hendrix.
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A mosaic of Jimi Hendrix has been created with the help of more than 5,000 Fender guitar plectrums.

Picks of different colours were used by Manchester artist Ed Chapman, who spent several days creating the finished product, reports BBC News.

It is to be unveiled at Abbey Road Studios in London, with the portrait being auctioned off to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Mr Chapman said he felt the creation of the mosaic was a suitable way of paying homage to the electric guitar-playing legend.

"Jimi Hendrix is a guitar maestro and nobody played a Fender guitar like him," he explained.

"I decided to use plectrums to create a portrait of him because I like experimenting with different materials and textures and I think it is a fitting tribute to the musician."

The piece is expected to fetch in the region of £16,000 when it goes on sale and the artist expressed his hope that as much money as possible can be raised for the good cause.

Cancer Research UK works to fund scientific work into the treatment of the often-fatal disease, helping to improve survival rates for those diagnosed with a form of the condition.

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Posted on 24 Feb 2011 13:51 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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