Molly Priesmeyer’s MinnPost post turned me onto Phil Hansen, who is capturing international attention–one click at a time–for the self-made YouTube videos documenting his artistic process. Hansen recasts existing works of art (or pop art) from a pallet of paint, chalk, pencil and clever wit. He renders Chuck Close’s Big Self-Portrait with thousands of stick figures chalked onto blacktop asphalt, paints a mural of Bruce Lee by karate chopping paint onto a wall and uses matchsticks tipped in red, white and black for a portrait of Jimi Hendrix. More than 1.1 million people have viewed Hansen creating the Hendrix piece and then setting it on fire. Watch these and dozens of others on Hansen’s YouTube channel.
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