English artist Ian Berry, who goes by the name Denimu, creates artworks in denim. That can sound like he's just another guy trying to do something novel, but his portraits, landscapes, and street scenes are really rather impressive. The Instituto Ayrton Senna commissioned him to do a portrait of the Formula One legend, and Berry didn't disappoint. But for this creation, Berry didn't use just any bits of blue cotton, but jeans worn by the Senna family.

The result was shown at the UK car show Autosport International, but it was created last year to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Senna's death. Measuring about four feet by five feet, it was created from a portrait of Senna while he drove for McLaren. the picture will be sold, the funds going to the institute and its mission to provide education and possibilities for impoverished children in Brazil.

There's a mood-piece video above and one below with Berry talking about the commission. Also be sure to check out Berry's site for more details on the work and how it was made.



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