FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly Candy Co. is back with its latest installment of Jelly Belly Art, in which vivid mosaic-like portraits are made from thousands of Jelly Belly jelly beans. The subject of the portraits focuses on endangered species in nature, bringing creatures like the Hawksbill Sea Turtle and the Giant Panda to life through Jelly Belly's signature confections.
Jelly Belly has commissioned artists to create Jelly Belly Art since the 1980's. The company's artist in residence, Kristen Cummings, will bring the portraits to life for the new series through mid-2014. There will be eight pieces, which are made from approximately 100,000 Jelly Belly jelly beans. Each work can used around 10,000 to 14,000 beans, which are placed individually by hand and applied to a large canvas.
Jelly Belly said it plans to tour the pieces around the United States for display at both museums and through animal conservation programs.