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Poem Portraits: Jamie Poole Uses Fiance's Love Letters To Create Intricate Artworks (PHOTOS)

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Here's an alternative to making a scrapbook. Artist Jamie Poole put his poetry and love letters to good use, using the heartfelt texts as raw materials for a massive portrait. Poole used notes and poems from his fiancée to create a surprisingly realistic portrayals of himself and his bride to be.

The large-scale artworks turn simple typography into pseudo-brushstrokes, crafting a lifelike portrait that almost appears to be a black-and-white photograph. Poole, who is primarily a landscape painter and art teacher, explained his affinity for working with textual snippets to Junk Culture: "As text is layered the words, lines and phrases are repeated and embedded into the work creating a unifying physicality."

For other text-centric artworks, check out Lesley Dill's "Faith and the Devil" exhibition. See Poole's masterpiece up close in the slideshow below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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