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Owliver’s Scrapbook #43 min read

March 13, 2021 2 min read

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Owliver’s Scrapbook #43 min read

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Owliver has partnered with his friends from PhilARThropy to bring a DIY to you every fortnight!

About PhilARThropy: PhilARThropy is a social organisation that takes art education and creation to under resourced communities by working in low income academic spaces across India).

The activities need minimum supplies, and you do not have to worry about perfecting it— this is your scrapbook. Have fun with it!

This week, we will be reimagining a masterpiece!

Meet the Artist: Damien Hirst

Hirst is an English artist, entrepreneur, and an art collector.

Fun fact:
Hirst is the richest living artist in the UK with his wealth estimated at $ 384 million in 2020.

In his art, he explores life, religion, science, and their interaction with art.

One of his most famous works are his Spot Paintings.

First created in 1988, the Spot paintings are a collection of different colored spots arranged in a grid on huge canvases. In the first instance, he created two nearly identical spot paintings, called Row and Edge.

Row. Sourced from Damien Hirst
Edge. Sourced from Damien Hirst

Owliver’s Play:
Can you spot the difference between the two?

Shall we try to recreate this simple yet stunning piece of art?

All you need is a pencil (without an eraser end), paints, a scale, and of course, a paper.

Watch this tutorial—

  1. Create a grid on a paper where each square is 2 cm apart.
  2. Choose your favourite colors and pour them into a dish.
  3. Dip the back of your pencil in one color and place this colored soaked end in the centre of 7-8 segments of the grid.
  4. Repeat with other colors (make sure that the same colors are not placed close together).
  5. Continue till all parts of the grid have a spot of colour!
  6. Wait for the paint to dry, and erase the pencil lines.
  7. And now, admire your masterpiece!

While you wait for us to be back with more fun stuff, make more patterns with the spot painting— try a few with your family and friends!— and share them with us at hello@owliverspost.com.

We will be waiting for them…

Sourced from Giphy