Packing Tape Art
Packing tape is skillfully placed to create amazing art collages. Using variations in tape opacity and positioning to create realistic shadows and depth. Look closely and see that the artist, Olivier Poujol Molliens, is using the same material we put to work sealing corrugated boxes.
Mr. Molliens was born in France but now resides in Morocco. This provides him both with the inspiration for his portraits and his medium. Oliver was taken aback by the cardboard boxes and packaging tape piled everywhere. Being keenly observant he soon discovered that Moroccans reuse almost everything. He transformed, what is normally waste into art. Tones, colors, shapes and emotions are achieved from simple material like the packaging tape, which never ceases to surprise him.
Truly amazing what a person is capable of to be able to create such detailed, stunning portraits, using only packing tape?