Did The Guy Who Won ArtPrize Get The Idea From YouTube? [Video]
One of the beautiful things about art is that it is totally subjective. What I may think is beautiful, you may not.
The portrait of Abe Lincoln that hung in the Amway Grand won the ArtPrize popular vote, and if you'd like to teach yourself how to do it, you can, simply by searching YouTube.
The YouTube channel Vat 19 devotes their site to "curiously awesome gifts, candy, toys, gummy, putty, puzzles, games, and more!" And they have a step by step video on how to make a giant Lincoln head portrait using a few less pennies than Schlatter did. (He used 24,000 -- they used less than 15,000).
You don't even have to find different colored pennies, they teach you how to treat the pennies to get different effects in the video!
My piece for ArtPrize next year? A portrait of Washington using quarters!!
That'll cost too much won't it?