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crayon art by christian faur

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Christian Faur is interested in the invisible layers of everyday objects and the complexity of nature.  crayons, are a medium he uses quite often.  for many of us growing up, crayons were the medium of choice – so many colors, so many options! Faur has gone back to his roots to reinvent the way he uses crayons in his art… another kind of crayon art! remember the popular melted crayon art here?

based in Ohio, Christian makes the wax crayons himself – that way he can pick and choose the colors. “I can still remember the pleasure of opening a new box of crayons, the distinct smell of the wax, the beautifully coloured tips, everything still perfect and unused.” says Christian. he’s been using the crayons since 2005.

this body of work uses hundreds of hand cast crayons – all of different colors and shades.  like pixels, the crayons make up a tiny portion of the greater art piece.  the portraits are three-dimensional and when looking at one up close, appears very different that if you view it from far away.

there are so many things one can make with crayons — remember the melted crayon pumpkins?

images via Christian Faur

– smiley

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