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Tasks / Shifting Medium

Create graffiti in an unusual medium.

1 to 100 players
25 points
Level 2
In the zone of: Biome
Created by JJason Recognition

Terms: theusualmess, art, graffiti, jjason, levelzero

6 completed :: 17 in progress
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posted by susy derkins on March 26th, 2008 12:57 AM

Wow is this.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on March 26th, 2008 10:38 AM


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posted by susy derkins on April 5th, 2008 1:23 PM

I am not an Aesthematician and I had come to the conclusion that I lack skills to make things, let alone beautiful art objects. And is not that I don´t care about art: I can be moved by it but I am utterly unable to make it.
Now, take graffiti: even though there are amazing murals in the city, graffiti is more about the tags. They take skill and they look clever but they are more designs than art. IMHO, of course. Which opens the possibility that I might be able to do graffiti, exactly because is not art. It can be scruffy and is still graffiti.
So, I worked with a 3D way of doing my graffiti tag. And I came up with a piece of clear hose, that could be twisted and could keep a twisted shape.
So, after much twisting I settled on a flattened version of 3D triketra knot, and got to work into using the hose as a mold for the fantastic plastic wrap/packing clear tape Lincoln´s technique . Man, that was hard work! It takes a lot of dexterity! And I was only doing a very simple shape, and had two hands to work on! Lincoln is superhuman, but we all know that already.
Once I finished covering the hose up, I tried to open the cast by cutting it and sliding the hose out, like a foot from a sock. Ha! Unsuccessful, to say the least. I tried to open it by slashing it lenghtwise, I cut my finger, I gave up my hope to recovering the hose.
Then I put the glow sticks in it. And hung it from a dental floss rope, in front of a wall.
Is scruffy and plain and not overly interesting, and is still graffiti.
Here it is.
I´ll make more of these tags and take them to better walls. This is just the beggining.

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posted by Bex. on April 5th, 2008 1:29 PM

DUDE! Submit it! Its awesome! It fits the task so beautifully!

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posted by Lincøln on April 5th, 2008 1:31 PM


And Bex, she did it for this group.

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posted by Tøm on April 5th, 2008 1:31 PM


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posted by Lank on April 5th, 2008 1:37 PM

Nice tags, SD.

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posted by susy derkins on April 6th, 2008 10:48 PM

Thanks, all. And, yeah, there is an S and a D in the design, Lank :)

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posted by anna one on April 6th, 2008 11:01 PM

Wow is this, alright.

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posted by Loki on April 7th, 2008 12:52 AM

I didn't initially realize it was lettering, but now that Lank pointed it out, it's obvious. I like it!

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posted by Haberley Mead on April 8th, 2008 12:53 PM

Just found this while randomly traversing the internet, it fits the task so well!

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posted by Ink Tea on November 24th, 2008 1:35 PM

Oh, try this on for size, kids. It creates the graffiti IN others' photographs.

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posted by Soren THREEdux on November 24th, 2008 2:32 PM

That might be the coolest thing I've ever seen.

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posted by Anna Louise on November 27th, 2008 9:14 AM

I agree! So simple, and yet so powerful.


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Shifting Medium by Poisøn Lake, Juxtapolemic February 22nd, 2009 12:15 AM

I (PoisonLake) thought much about an appropriate medium for this task & at first wanted to use moss. Unfortunately, my kitchen things are in storage & no one I know was willing to subject their blender to the necessary process. Then one morn...

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Shifting Medium by Fiona March 10th, 2009 12:13 PM

Yesterday Me and M went down Whale Chine. She was supposed to be weaving and I was supposed to be painting a Yoga studio, but instead we took a three hour lunch break. We discovered some pretty neat things down there, so today I got some stuff tog...

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Shifting Medium by Samantha July 9th, 2009 7:13 PM

It just goes to show that you never know where you can find opportunities to create art.

25 + 50 points :: 5 comments :: 17 votes

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Shifting Medium by Captain Fluffyfart, B 9 February 27th, 2009 1:32 PM

So we started this under the unusual edition, but we discovered (were told) it would be a mucho better fit under this task. I had to heartily agree. Especially considering this is called light GRAFFITI! Haha! It's a perfect fit! Light graffiti is ...

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Shifting Medium by Samantha™ November 7th, 2013 6:59 PM

After the first annual Smith-Fane CØ cookout we had a great deal of ashes left from some delicious ! It just goes to show that you never know where you can find opportunities to create art. This one's a pony. This "praxis" sponsored by Certifie...

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