Ohio-based artist Christian Faur created this series of crayon sculptures using hand-cast crayons. Each piece has a pixelated look. The crayons are set on their ends with the tip pointing up and each represents a value from the photograph the image is based on. Often times, he works with photos taken during the Great Depression. The images still look just as haunting in this form as they would in photographic form. It’s hard to believe how well the images translate in this medium.
Christian Faur’s crayon art exemplifies a unique and exciting new technique. Instead of utilizing traditional medium such as oil paint, pastels, or watercolors, Faur turns to a material from our childhood: the crayon. Faur works with this familiar object in a novel way. Using crayons like pixels, he arranges thousands upon thousands of colorful handmade crayons into beautiful and elaborate works of art that allude to aspects of Pointillism and digital photography.
This eBook showcases Christian Faur’s newest work in a nontraditional way that allows the reader to enjoy both the sculptural and pictorial aspects of the work. The reader can interact with the many photographs in the book in a way that mimics the gallery experience more closely than traditional print media could.
“The things that inspire me to create, I find, are buried deep within the structures and systems that form the underpinning of our natural world. My studies in the natural sciences have made me aware of these hidden layers of complexity present in even the simplest objects. These invisible layers are seen most clearly through the lens of logic, which is used to decipher the underlying rules and laws that govern the physical world. In my work, I try to mimic these elegant structures of nature by developing systems of my own with which to express my thoughts and ideas, so that the medium and the message appear as one. I think of it like a game, with a set of axioms that are established at the outset through the limitations of the material or forms from which the work is constructed, which then dictates what can and cannot be “said” within the boundaries of the chosen medium. This material limitation can also be a strength, as there is the potential to contain thoughts and ideas in unique ways, so that the “medium” can become the “message.”( Christian Faur ) . For more information of his art or to get in touch with Christian just follow the link bellow the pictures.