Our first smile of the work day came courtesy of BoingBoing, which posted Israeli artist Tofi Stoler’s recreation of Goya’s famous painting The Third of May 1808 — rendered in staples. A quick tour of Stoler’s Flickr page reveals that she’s been working in the medium for several years now, and has built everything from a portrait of her ukulele-wielding boyfriend to a gorgeous and ambitious model of New York City out of staples. See a few of her creations (along with the Goya her latest work is based on) after the jump, and keep an eye on her Etsy store, where she sells some smaller pieces.
Tofi Stoler, Stapled to Death,28 cm x 12.2 cm x 8.9 cm
Francisco de Goya, The Third of May 1808, 1814, 266 cm × 345 cm
Tofi Stoler, Stapled New York, 35 cm x 50 cm x 10.4 cm
Tofi Stoler, Stapled Nadav, 3.5 cm x 2 cm x 7 cm
Stofi Toler, Stapled Dog (2.5 cm x 1.9 cm x 2.9 cm) and Stapled Giraffe (2.5 cm x 2.2 cm x 4.5 cm)