Frederick McSwain Dice Portrait Memorializes Friend Who Passed Away

When Frederick McSwain’s dear friend, Canadian designer and artist Tobias Wong, passed away he knew he had to do something special to honor his memory. He wanted to create a piece that would not only represent the randomness of life, but also be done using a medium that Tobias himself may have used. Naturally, dice were a perfect a fit and the idea for the portrait that would become DIE was born. In the video you’ll see at the end of the page, you’ll see the time lapse process of Frederick’s laying out of the 13,138 dice used for Tobias’ portrait. At its completion, the portrait was part of a tribute artist exhibition in Tobias’ honor entitled BrokenOff BrokenOff at Gallery R’Pure in New York City. To have inspired such a moving tribute from his colleagues, Tobias truly must have been a magnificent man to know.

Source: Frederick McSwain via Colossal

Frederick McSwain Dice Portrait

Frederick McSwain Dice Portrait

Frederick McSwain Dice Portrait

Frederick McSwain Dice Portrait

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