THis Artist Uses An Etch-A-Sketch To Recreate History’s Most Famous Paintings.
Jane Labowitch may be 24 years old but she’s a pro when it comes to playing with an Etch A Sketch. The Horner Park, Chicago, resident is able to create intricate and elaborate drawings using the little red tablet.
Labowitch has re-created the 1884 masterpiece A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat. The feat of twisting and turning the knobs on the toy took eight and a half hours to complete, broken up over four sittings at the Art Institute of Chicago. The original hangs in this gallery.
Labowitch, who also calls herself Princess Etch A Sketch, has been playing with the toy since she was four. She has taught herself all the secrets like how to cover a mistake and erase a part of the drawing without erasing everything completely.
Labowitch said sketching at the museum proved to be a great way to meet people.
"I met people from all over the world who had stories to share about how they had an Etch A Sketch when they were a kid, too," says Labowitch.
Sheila Klingel Laurienti
The artist is hoping to devote herself to this art medium full-time.
See more of Labowitch's art on Tumblr.
Source: My Modern Met