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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tapigami Exhibit at Maker Faire 2013


Last weekend I attended the Maker Faire in the Bay Area, CA.  The Maker Faire's tag line is "The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth.  It's a family friendly celebration of the maker movement.  If you've never heard of it before or want to learn more about it, I recommend checking out the official site, here.  You can also read about it on past posts here and here.

One of the attractions that caught my attention was the Tapigami Exhibit.  Tapigami (pron: Tāpəˈgämē) is a contemporary art form created by Northern California artist Danny Scheible.

The exhibit consisted of over 80,000 masking tape sculptures, with most made of basic cream masking tape.  I overheard someone on the tapigami staff say this exhibit took ten years to make. 

I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture, but the backdrop is hangers covered in tape.

If you want to make your own tapigami work of art, Danny has a new tapigami book available for sale which debuted for the first time at the Maker Faire.  I'm wondering how this technique would look with some washi tape.  What do you think?


Suzanne said...

Wow! That's amazing. Who knew? People are so clever and creative. Thanks for the link for the Maker Faire. I have always wanted to go to one. I am eager to see if we can make a field trip this summer to an upcoming fair.

Michelle L. said...

Whoa. Fascinating! Sounds like you saw much coolness. This one is quite ridiculously strange and beautiful.

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