7×7 3: How to Paint Using a Push Cart

Project 3: Creating My Own Painting Tool

This is the third object I built in continuation with my unnecessary artifice theme. It was very interesting to see what kind of patterns the paint brushes and the wheels of the structure created. I had very minimal artistic control over the final painting. The artifice in this instance controlled the texture, color mixing and stroke weight.

Result: YouTube video below + screen shots



Materials used and their limitations:

Erector set, elastic bands, paint brushes, acrylic paint, bristol paper. I think the final result came out to be quite pretty. I love the fluidity of the lines and find it ironic that an object constructed of metal and plastic could create such effect. I enjoyed the fact that I didn’t have much control over the artistic decisions, I relied on the “cart” itself to make the art, I just guided it.

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  1. Nice work Galina! Check out my Drawbots project as a reference!

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