AN out of this world mosaic portrait of David Bowie that required 600 hours of labour is now on display in Dunfermline.

It is the first ever piece of artwork crafted by Dunfermline's Fred Leask and is composed from 10,000 square cuts from 40 different types of wood.

The arrangement, hanging in Fire Station Creative, has left visitors “awestruck” by the image of the late pop star, who died in January 2016 from liver cancer. The piece draws inspiration from Bowie’s sixth studio album, Aladdin Sane.

After working at Rosyth Dockyard for 22 years and Parliament House in Edinburgh for a decade, Fred decided he needed a project.

“Having taken early retirement, I was looking for a new challenge,” he said. “I have never done anything like this before, so I chose an iconic image that would be instantly recognisable. It took me about 600 hours to make over a 12-month period.”

Investors keen to acquire the pixelated representation of Bowie will need to pay £3,500 to add it to their collection, although limited edition prints are also available.

Ian Moir, gallery curator, said: “This is a truly stunning piece of work. As soon as we hung it, our visitors were awestruck. It’s hard to believe that Fred has never made an artwork before this one.

“It demonstrates his ingenuity as well as his strong sense of aesthetic. It’s beautifully crafted and quite arresting as an exhibit.”

The mosaic is on display until Sunday May 27.