MacGyver may know his way around duct tape, but artist Max Zorn does his own stunning thing with packing tape. Duct tape has a lot of practical uses, but with packing tape, Max Zorn has done something astoundingly beautiful. How about portraits made with nothing but tape?
Forget paint. Forget watercolor. Forget pencils. Just get some packing tape – the brown translucent kind – and flexible Plexi-glass, and a cutter, and you might just be able to replicate the packing tape art of Max Zorn. According to the artist, he got inspiration for his work from a friend who was working as a car designer. If you have experience in this area, you probably know that car designers use slim tape as a start to creating their sketches. The artist says that he was amazed at how quickly the designers were able to come up with beautiful sketches using the slim tape. The rest, as they say, is history. Packing tape art was born.
Take a look at some of his work, and I bet that you will agree just how awesome this guy’s work is.
Can you believe that is all just packing tape? I have to be honest and say that I have never given packing tape a second thought – unless I am moving and making sure all the boxes are sealed properly. The fact that this guy was able to take something that we all take for granted and turn it into wonderful works of art is simply admirable. I wouldn’t have thought that one could create the myriad shades and shapes you can find in the portraits using only packing tape. Can you imagine just how painstaking the work is?
If still portraits are not enough to impress you, check out this time lapse video of Max Zorn at work.
For more about packing tape art, visit Max Zorn’s web site where you can see even more of these impressive artwork.
via My Modern Met