Monday, August 27, 2012

You Spilled the Salt

I'm a word guy, not a graphics guy. Drawing pictures has never been my strong point. So I always have to stand back in awe at the men and women of this world who can create amazing visuals using whatever medium they can. And since I'm also a big fan of food, when you can create art using something edible, that's all the more impressive to me.

That's why this video, sent in by, alert reader, Brad, caught my eye. An artist named Bashir Sultani has taken to creating very elaborate drawings with salt. And yes, this is way more intricate than those drawings I used to make in elementary school using only lines of glue and glitter. Check it out:

As Brad put it, this is a hobby for people who never sneeze, and I couldn't agree more. My hand and my nose are not steady enough for work like this.

This drawing of The Joker took him 60 minutes to complete in real time and, if you noticed, he used a playing card to draw The Joker's card. Plus, this is just the tip of the iceberg -- Mr. Sultani has a number of impressive pieces created with salt (some even in color) and, for all you environmentally conscious types out there, he reuses the salt each time.

And although I wish him much success in his endeavors, I think I'll keep my salt as a condiment . .or a spice, depending on which side of the aisle you land on THAT old debate.


Bethany said...

That is crazy!

It shocked me to see him sweep it all away at the end. I realize he's recording it, and how's he going to save a salt picture, but it still got me.

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