Heads up, party people: Local artist Jing Yu creates piñatas inspired by real people.
You can take the scenario one of two directions.
One: Smash and destroy a fake version of someone you have not-so-fond feelings for. Seems borderline, but, hey, the world is full of sh*theads.
Two: Commission a portrait in piñata form. The ego trip doesn’t stop there — your papier-mâché doppelganger will be full of you-themed prizes. Yu stuffed her own birthday party centerpiece with photo buttons and socks; recently, she filled a Katy Perry bust with lipgloss, candy stickers, and Hello Kitty nail decals.
Send Yu photos and a list of desired innards (don’t leave it empty — too existential), give her a few weeks to construct (she’s currently busy earning an MFA at Rutgers), and be sure to look your best at the unveiling.
’Cause everyone’s gonna want to hit that.
Photo: Courtesy of Jing Yu