Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Last of the Mohicans

Last of the Mohicans
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
I have been thinking and talking about some type of art and here is my first attempt.

The technique is pretty simple.
Take the leftover bits from some project, in this case a cutout from a bathroom sink install and the leftover paint from many decorating projects and do it.

I installed a screw in the back and chucked it up in an electric drill. Turned on the drill and added the paint. I painted the board and then added the red. After that was dry I added the white. The process went extremly well until I tried to stop after the white. When I stopped the drill the piece continued to spin until the screw screwed out and the piece took off like a helicopter. I had to catch the thing in mid-air. I never thought that art might be a contact sport.

When I looked at it the name just popped into my head.

Make of it, What you will



Blogger Joy Eliz said...

how did you keep the colors from mixing?

7:10 AM  
Blogger scarecrow said...

Paint the board, let dry. Paint the red, let dry. Paint the white.
With this method, the first paint goes in the center and all new colors go to the outside. The spin takes everything to the outside.

8:15 AM  
Blogger The Whippy Curly Tails said...

Very cool...modern. Barn art!
Hey there are some great art "pools" in Flickr in which your work would be great...go to groups.


9:00 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

WOW, I am really not into abstract but this is knocking my socks off.I love it!

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cool, father of Joy.

10:33 AM  
Blogger the heartful blogger said...

This is great! Love the effect the spin had.

11:43 AM  
Anonymous melanie komisarski said...

Very cool -- the art, as well as your process to create it! Thanks for participating at Inspire Me Thursday!

3:14 PM  
Blogger eriesargonaut said...

I like it. Makes a real dramatic punch.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

Sometimes making art is just down-right fun!

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Melisa said...

That sounds like fun, and now you have an attractive and unusual art thing to hang. :) I don't know what made you think of using a drill, but it seems to have worked great!

8:53 AM  
Blogger Kala said...

wow sounds like a real adventure, I just have to keep mine out of the hands of my 1 year old, the paint would then be on the floor! Think you did a great job, look forward to seeing more!

4:58 PM  
Blogger carla said...

This is very cool! It reminds me of those spin art things we used to do as children at fun fairs, but this is much more sophisticated. I'm glad it didn't actually hit someone and, uh...you know...remove the top of his or her head. Yikes!

4:27 AM  
Blogger scarecrow said...


11:29 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

This is so spinning cool! Looks like you had fun with both your pieces.

6:21 AM  

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