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Artist ‘Paints’ Blank Canvases With 250,000 Houseflies
By John Yong, 16 Jul 2013
Los Angeles-based artist John Knuth has created a series of paintings with the help of over 250,000 common houseflies.
Trapped inside canvas-walled enclosures, the flies were fed a mixture of sugar, water, and colored pigment.
The paintings were created as the result of the flies regurgitating the mixture a “million times” over the course of six weeks.
According to the video description, Knuth is “drawn to the tensions between the controlled environment of his studio and the inherently non-social insects’ unpredictable mark-making; a process that he feels mirrors contemporary society”.
Click to watch his art process below:
[via John Knuth]
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