Be part of Michael Jackson portrait

  • Tue Jun 22nd, 2010 1:19am
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Associated Press

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Poet Maya Angelou is inviting fans of Michael Jackson to be represented in a pointillism portrait of the late singer, who died a year ago Friday.

Pointillism is an art technique in which small dots are used to form an image.

Angelou met Monday with artist David Ilan, who is putting together the tribute. Ilan placed a dot representing Angelou in the heart area on the portrait.

Ilan said he hopes 1 million people will each ask through a website to be represented by one of the free dots. So far, the portrait has 250,000 dots, representing fans in 180 countries. To sign up for a dot, go to http://www.michaeljacksontribute portrait.com.

Angelou also read the poem she wrote for Jackson’s funeral, titled “We Had Him.” Queen Latifah read the poem at the funeral.