The Real Housewives are known to try the latest in beauty regimens, and artist Jason Mecier is adding some starch to their facial treatments, recreating their portraits with macaroni.
Leading up to National Noodle Day on Oct. 6 and National Pasta Day on Oct. 17, the pop artist has created a gallery of reality TV stars from the Bravo world out of pasta. The “Real Housewives of Macaroni” exhibit features several of the leading ladies from the hit franchises, including The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Vicki Gunvalson and Heather Dubrow, Beverly Hills’ Kyle Richards and Lisa Rinna, Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer from New York, and even the most recent addition to the fold, Dallas’ Brandi Redmond.
Mecier is known for his portraits using candy, previously creating one of Vanderpump and her adorable dog Giggy out of TicTacs, Hot Tamales, Mike & Ikes, gumballs, Chiclets, Sixlets, black licorice, and Jelly Beans. The artist even honored the face of Bravo, Andy Cohen, with a special portrait. “I did Andy Cohen’s portrait out of TicTacs because he’s always obsessed with everyone’s breath,” said Mercier in a previous interview. “He has it backstage at Watch What Happens Live!”
The Food Network Award-nominee — whose work also includes portraits of President Obama and then-Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney made from beef jerky — created the concoctions to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his celebrity food art. In the ‘90s he handcrafted hundreds of bean and noodle mosaics of his favorite TV stars, including Mary Tyler Moore, and the Love Boat and Charlie’s Angels casts.
Fans can see the full gallery when it opens Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. PT at the Dog Eared Books Castro in San Francisco.