Yes, we can!
Best comment of the night?
I can’t like this enough. I keep hitting that little thumbs up even though it’s not doing anything anymore.
Oh no, you didn’t!
Yes, I did.
A beautiful example of the art of woodcut linting.
Up in the great frigid north, you don’t waste good dryer lint that could be used to stuff a blanket! Every scrap of warmth that can be preserved, MUST BE.
Not sure if offensive or patriotic. America, this is your hat calling, and we’re confused.
I’m…not entirely sure myself. I’m not OFFENDED, but I can’t say I’m getting that ennobled feeling that I get when the Declaration of Independence is read, or the West Wing theme music plays.
I think I’m most impressed by the expressive eyes…I didn’t think you could get that sort of detail in dryer lint.
oh, CGL!! lordy, that was good. i thumbed you up for “when…the West Wing theme music plays.”
I am giving you thumbs up just for the hat comment.
Hey – it was even on CNN with Wolf Blitzer… that alone makes it worth, um, not a lot
Was Wolfe shedding again?
I have a friend who makes art with dryer lint – she used to do lots of different things with many different materials but she suffers from cancer that made it necessary to remove most of her bicep on her right arm. Dryer lint is light enough that she can use it, but she still gets tired pretty easily.
So I guess I don’t see this as being all that weird – I think it’s pretty cool.
(Of course her stuff looks a lot nicer than this example.)
I believe the key here is “Of course her stuff looks a lot nicer”.
Does she have a website?
This reeks of “I don’t believe you” so I’ll play.
Holy crapola!! I am in awe of your friend. Those are amazing.
She is pretty amazing. To go from being a seamstress and metalsmith to losing most of the muscle in her dominant arm, then just saying “fuck it, I’ll find something else to make art with” is herculean, in my opinion.
holy fuzzballs! she’s amazing!!
I agree with barterfly – freaking incredible! “The Andy Warhol of Dryer Lint” is spot on.
And here I am without a hundred bucks to spend on dryer lint.
But if it were belly button lint, it would be a different story.
That goes without saying, of course.
I think I’ll have to stick with the personally autographed picture of President Obama I got when he came to visit our local community college. He looks a lot better in it. Plus, it was free!
Not everything that makes people talk is “a great conversation piece.”
Sometimes it’s just a piece…
Wait a minute. Did I understand this right? This is constructed from dryer lint especially made for this project? Oh well then that makes this perfectly acceptable and not weird at all. And well worth 99.95.
I can’t think of anything less eco-friendly than purposefully manufacturing lint for art. I mean, thanks for making an attempt to filter out the pubic hairs and all, but doesn’t this violate nearly every possible justification for re-purposing dryer lint in the first place? And isn’t the fact that reusing dryer lint is so zany-frugal that is supposed to cancel out the fact that it is pointless and usually ugly? You know that nice energy star rating on your dryer doesn’t mean the thing runs on hope and the morning dew, right?
God, this is like a math problem – given competing characteristics, is there a point at which dryer lint art can be made acceptable as a salable product? Is there an equation that combines gross, eco-friendly, frugal, esthetically appealing, cost, effort and perceived value that could possibly pinpoint the infinitesimally small optimal conditions for lint art?
I thought dryers ran on the tears of hipsters and Chinese resellers.
I’m saving up for the Mitt Romney portrait made of dog hair.
Felting: you’re doing it wrong.
Felting or Felching?
“I forced a great disturbance in the felt.”
- Downy Wan Kenobi
Whoa, the bottom half is pretty good; scroll down until just his mouth and nose are showing, and it’s very promising. Scroll up and you see that somehow she smashed down the top of his head.
And I’m going to risk ridicule and expose my derpitude by admitting I don’t get the joke — what does “soap” refer to?
I think its a play on “SOPA”
Actually, it’s a play on HOPE.
Gotta Love Sheppard Fairey. also love his Andre the Giant “OBEY” stamps that were popping up in the 00′s everywhere.
Did you know Sheppard Fairey lost a copyright infringement lawsuit because of the photo he used for the Hope poster? I still love it, anyway.
You add an extra vowel and the joke goes right over their heads should have gone with MOPE but soap is used to clean the blankets that made the lint … Where is my tequila…
Aaah, that’s what I get for not being american lol
I thought it was a play on HOPE.
They eyes…they’re so haunting. Did a sorcerer trap the real Obama in dryer lint? Is he sadly gazing out of the lint, knowing that an impostor is running his campaign, but powerless to stop it? God, I hope that Republican necromancer didn’t hang him across from a mirror – it’s bad enough to be trapped for all eternity in a lint effigy, but to know it’s such an ugly effigy…
Ugh, that face is going to give me nightmares. Or at least make me think a long time about an appropriate Regretsy math. Who? What? Most of all, WHY?
Damn, and here I am without a dryer…
Make the eyes stop staring at me.
That cyclops has an extra little eye hiding in the shadows.
Isn’t anyone screening these things???
I usually appreciate your dry sense of humor, Zippy, but I’m afraid this isn’t the time for your fluff.
You maytag me as static, but I’ll bounce back!
These always become such a Hotpoint of discussion.
Sometimes it Sears my brain. Kennmore be said than that?
You always have to put a spin on everything.
I’ll tumble for you.
I’m sorry if I came off harsh. I just needed to vent. Wool you forgive me?
I’ve cotton over it. Trust me, I’m Amana my words.
I’m out of puns. You’ve run me ragged. I’m steamed about it.
Are you permanently depressed?
Oh, the ironing!
I see what you did there Zippy. The screen is where you gather the lint. Your comment still has that April fresh smell
Stretch65 for the WINchell!
This is why I line dry my clothes.
Who hasn’t checked the lint trap, looking for Change?
My own personal favorite COMMENT OF THE DAY! Thanks for the chortle!
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Well, now we know what he’s made off.
Lame as fingers ruined that one.
He’s all fiber, compared to the other guy.
I think a dryer lint portrait of Snuggle the Bear would be better and Inception like
“The lint was made specifically for this project…”
I had no idea lint was a craft in itself. I’ve been making my own for years and throwing it out. I guess I ought to list it in the “supplies” section. Unless it’s from a load that came from the Salvation Army, in which case it’s “Vintage,” obviously.
Mine’s usually gray, but if I can turn enough of a profit, I’ll consider putting a sorting system into place. Until then, it’d be great for “Fifty Shades” fan art. Except it’s usually about the same shade, but if you squint and turn your head, maybe you can see subtle differences. Nuance! ART!
Obama? I thought it was Barry Pepper.
I thought Mary Poppins
It’ll look great next to my ear-wax Bill Clinton.
Don’t get me wrong, this thing is hideous, but I’ve actually seen a lot worse on cafe and restaurant walls in Portland. I’ve started rating non-museum art on a more flexible standard than before I moved here. Now, I as myself, would I be able to eat a plate of fettuccine alfredo with that thing looking at me?
If the answer is yes, it has already cleared the 50% mark, in comparison to other art I’ve seen hanging in public.
I’m not even kidding, you guys. I have been put off my meal multiple times by art hanging on walls in Portland. Most of the time the art on the wall costs more than my dinner. Otherwise I might ask the waitstaff if I bought it right now, would they please take it off the wall, or at least hang it facing the other way.
If I didn’t know any better, I’d think you live (or at least eat at restaurants)in PORTLAND! YOU HIPSTER-MONSTER! I’ll see you around.
Just because I live in Portland doesn’t make me a hipster, Zippy. I’m just a boring yuppy dork like the rest of you. I swear! I’m socially awkward and my phone is so old that it can barely text. But it’s not old enough to be cool.
I only said “Portland” so many times, because our art scene is known for “fast art” aka crap.
Hipster come and go but Jake’s is forever.
The anencephaly version Obama.
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