Bradford artist Craig Everett is paying tribute to one of his heroes, thanks to old copies of the Telegraph & Argus.

Craig is creating a 3D portrait of artist David Hockney out of pieces of newspapers and plans to display the striking artwork in the city when it is completed.

Mr Everett, of Thackley, uses household rubbish, including tin cans and wood and plastic, to create ‘urban pop’ art. Inspired by the people and places that surrounded him growing up, he paints and draws urban landscapes of tower blocks, terraced streets and cultural icons.

For his 4ft portrait of Hockney, he tears off pieces of old copies of the T&A, covers them in glue then sticks on several layers, creating a built-up effect. He said: “Hockney is a big inspiration. He’s a local lad and never stops experimenting.”

Craig’s work is on display at Robin Mills in Greengates.

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