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Beautiful Artwork Created without Hands
Unusual ways to Create Art
Remember the best part of kindergarten is when you got to finger paint? It seemed to be the only chance a child had to get messy and not get into trouble. The paint was squeezed out of a large tube, onto the glossy paper and you just pushed your hands and fingers through it .
Using the index finger to paint a picture of a flower, a dog and a tree next to a house were my favorites. But occasional I just wanted to feel the paint on my fingers and create something abstract and beautiful.
That brings to to the point of this article. There are artists that do not use their hands to paint their creations. There are those who like to use other body parts to create art. No, I'm not talking about painting on the body, or tattooing, but using parts such as the breasts, buttocks, genitals, feet, eyeballs and tongue to create.
Have you ever used your tongue to paint? Here's an artist that does that.
The way that the following artists create their beautiful art work is unusual to say the least.Most people use their hands,so when you come across someone using their tongue, feet, teeth, or other body part, it comes as a big surprise!
Here are a few of the artists that actually use body parts,other than their hands, to create beautiful art.
Christopher Kuster paints by holding a brush end in his teeth. I guess he is another mouth artist.
He used his teeth because he is a quadriplegic from an accident so he isn't trying to be different. His water colors are beautiful and can be found on Facebook.
Steve Murmer, an art teacher from Virginia, sits in paint then strategically sits on the canvas, carefully placing his "cheeks" to create his masterpiece. Sometimes he includes his genitals in the creation. The school district didn't think his style was appropriate for teaching so he was let go. He never painted this way in front of the students and eventually won a judgment with the local ACLU's help.He is listed on the links.
Another artist, Xiang Chen, places an acrylic eyeball cover attached to the end of his brush to paint with. he claims that it doesn't hurt at all and he's done this most of his life.
An Australian,uses one specific piece of his anatomy to create with. Tim Patch ,nicknamed "Pricasso", use his "member" to paint his portraits.
An Indian artist, Ani K uses his tongue to create his portraits. it takes about 3-4 days to finish one. His work is amazing.
Di Peel, another Australian, spreads the paint on the canvas and dips her ample bosom into it. She then imprints her painted breasts onto a waiting canvas to create her art. She sells her paintings on her own website listed on the links.
Here is a mini lesson in creating art with your breasts.
- (10) 16 oz tubes acrylic paint or finger paint of various colors
- large 18" x 24" drawing pad or finger paint paper
- large painting canvas 16" x 21" or larger
- large table or flat surface to hold weight of your body
Directions for breast painting.
- lay out large finger paint paper on table
- gather paint tubes you plan to use and squeeze out about 1/3 of the paint onto paper
- some like to apply directly to breasts as they paint
- disrobe completely in the privacy of studio or home. Paint can get onto other clothes
- Press down onto paints and swirl around to create different effects
- continue painting until you are happy with the results
- start another painting with different paint colors
- wash off paint and let painting dry
- You may want to mat and frame the painting after drying
Tips about painting with body parts
Painting with a part of your body that doesn't normally create art would make an unusual gift to a loved one or to sell in an art gallery
Be sure to offer it to art galleries or art shows for contemporary tastes. Tell the owners ahead of time what you use to create your work. Up and coming galleries in the largest cities will be the best places to show your work.
Make sure the paint is non toxic. Some people use their tongue to paint, so there's a chance the non toxic paints could filter through your skin, as well.
I think artists have always been the innovators and pushed the envelop in what is acceptable in society.
Some people may see these artist as being "gimmicky" or seeking attention.
I guess most of them are but it's difficult for artists to get attention to their art so this seems to work.
There was a time when people thought Leonardo Di Vinci was unusual! Later Vincent van Gogh. Picasso, Dali, or Cezanne were misunderstood until years later.
Being creative will sometimes scare others and label an artist as weird or crazy. Yes, some probably are but they are creative and crazy geniuses. They probably get to do what a lot of us want to do.
Artists and article links
- the visual art of Stan Murmur
Stan Murmur, 1972- , American. Provocative works explore the human condition, issues of public concern and the role of artist in today's society.
- Artist portfolio - Thumbnails
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