Thursday, February 26, 2009

Whole Crayons Used For Modern Masterpieces

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Forget the oil paints, regular crayons can also yield awesome art.

Artist Christian Faur creates masterpieces by sticking whole crayons into blocks to make a photograph-like, pixelated image.

Each one of Faur’s pieces takes 20 to 40 hours to complete because he arranges the crayons row by row from the bottom up to produce an image.

He says, “It’s like I’m a dot matrix printer. If I’m not exact with the positioning, it’s gonna look terrible.”

Faur considers his work quintessentially American because Crayola crayons are so inherent to American childhood, which he sees with his own 10-year-old daughter.

The artist says he and his little girl bond over their love of crayons as a result of his work.

He says, “She loves it because we buy crayons by the billions now. We have tons of crayons around the house and we share our crayons with each other.”

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