Critics say of the exhibit:
"Anything to alleviate winter insanity." -Amused in Canada
"... goes well with a fridge full of Bass Ale." -Tim
"Absolutely Brilliant!!" - Mary
The vision was this: defy gravity and play with duct tape at the same time.
The initial work was modest in scope. With two rolls of duct tape and the help of three bored friends, a poor college student set about the task. The four succeeded in creating something that was simple, straightforward, aesthetically pleasing, as well as being extremely silly. A young man, supported solely by duct tape and one quite sturdy wall, hovering above the onlooking masses.
More responses to the gallery:
"I just got done looking at your duct tape page and my stomach hurts...from laughing so hard" -Sara
The Original Duct Tape Jesus
This one picture has received international acclaim for its creativity, vision, wit, humor, and crappy, scanned-image quality. There have also been a few critics, but the artist remains undaunted and positive in the face of this criticism, because apparently even a few of the computer-literate are complete weenies who have no appreciation for art.
In 1997, the artist, visions of duct tape and large walls now consuming his life, performed a ground-breaking photo shoot in the world of duct tape art. The project, which is now being referred to as the "I am the Wall-Ross" project (in honor of the Beatles) consists of an entire THREE rolls of color film recording the spectacular use of nearly FIVE rolls of duct tape! Considering fact that the artist was a poor college student at the time, this amount of material was considerable and unprecedented in the field of duct tape art, though it has likely since been surpassed.
"One of the best web sites I have been to" -Adrian
The exhibit is divided into five collections:
The Life of Duct Tape (A photo scrapbook of one piece of tape's life.)
Gravity-defying Tape (Off-the-wall ways to hang on a wall.)
Duct Tape and the World (What the world should be like.)
Miscellaneous Shots (Random pictures of our antics during the shoot.)
Comments from the Critics
Among its acclaims, this site was featured on an Australian television program, Recovery sometime in mid 1997! They were even kind enough to send me a tape of the broadcast. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to view it, due to the difference between US recording methods and Australian format. However, I could hear the hostess discussing the site. Her conclusion: "So now you see how idiots can become heroes." I've had better reviews, I suppose.
There are a lot of people I'd like to thank for helping me with all of this. So many, in fact, that I've made an entire page for my acknowledgements and credits.
The artist welcomes any questions or comments about the Wall-Ross project, the duct tape Jesus photo, or any other topic, though he denies all rumors that there will be an Egg-Man project in the near future. However, plans for a third duct tape extravaganza are in the works...
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