24 May '12, 9am
How to Tattoo a Banana: A Non-Toxic, Waste-Free Art Project
Like the ephemeral nature of earthworks and Hindu Kolams , such is the nature of the tattooed banana. With a banana peel as your medium, there is little hope of preservation for prosperity -- unless you find good fortune in banana bread . Your work will slowly transform from art to mush, but not without some beauty in the meantime. And as with many other forms of impermanent art, crafting an image on a banana requires no toxic art materials and results in no additional waste. The technique was conceived by Phil Hansen , author of Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art . Hansen is a multimedia artist who works at the intersection of "traditional visual art, pointillism, and offbeat techniques, using media that connect to the subject matter, such as karate chops, tricycle wheel imprints, burger grease, and worms." And bananas. In the video b...