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The artist Christian Faur has assembled more than one hundred thousand hand cast crayons to create dramatic and beautiful portraits and landscapes. But his art is not drawn with crayons, but rather made from them, standing point up, vertically. He states “My earliest memories of making art involve the use of wax crayons. I can still remember the pleasure of opening a new box of crayons: the distinct smell of the wax, the beautifully colored tips, everything still perfect and unused. Using the first crayon from a new box always gave me a slight pain. Through a novel technique that I have developed, I again find myself working with the familiar form of the crayon.”

From afar the images are clear and obvious. When looking at the work up close the images completely disappear. There is something reminiscent of Chuck Close in the collages. Via Culture Now.