Saturday, March 24, 2012

And that’s the point

In his art school days sculpture Chris Booth astonished his lecturers (and the rest of us) by getting ants to make his work for him. The submission was all about ‘point’ and most of us had gone for minimalist paintings with dots on them. Not Chris. He turned up with a box containing an art farm. He had discovered that if you bathed ants in red light (or something like that, it was a long time ago) they would grab their eggs and make a run for it. You guessed it. The white eggs held aloft by scurrying black ants were the point. And for some DIY, if you go here, you will see a short clip that shows you how to paint ants.
Thanks as always for your tireless work on our behalf P.