Tribute to Jimi Hendrix made from plectrums unveiled in London

jimi-hendrix-plectrumsA brand new portrait of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix has been made entirely from 4,000 Fender plectrums, and is on public display for the very first time in London from this week.

The mosaic, which measures 105 x 80cm, was created by Manchester artist Ed Chapman who was commissioned by Fender to mark the release of a new album of studio material recorded by Hendrix before his untimely death in 1970.


The plectrum portrait was unveiled as part of the launch of the new record, called People, Hell and Angels, at a Hendrix pop-up store in Ganton Street, West London.

Artist Ed Chapman said: “I was totally thrilled when I was called by Fender and asked to create my version of Jimi Hendrix’s iconic image and it’s a real honour. Jimi’s sister, Janie L. Hendrix, will see it at the store and I’d love to hear her thoughts on the portrait.”

Chapman added “I usually work in ceramic tile, but plectrums are a great medium to create art and I hope they are a fitting tribute to an amazing musician.”

Find Ed Chapman on the Web


About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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