600 moments turned into art
Posted by Steve Woolf


Artist Phil Hansen does some unusual projects. Many of his works involve the aggregation of small marks or objects into a larger work. The work above was the result of 600 moments that were shared with him, which he then turned into a huge circular painting by writing out each moment during a 136-hour work session during which he only took breaks to go to the bathroom.

The image depicts a face surrounded by four hands. The work itself is very large, with a diameter of 120 inches. Check out the detail images below to see how it was made.

Hansen has created numerous large-scale projects that use this technique of building up small objects or marks. Below is a collage of the Ku Klux Klan created using photocopied pages of the Bible. It's very large, 160 inches wide by 89 inches tall.