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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tin Foil Men Artwork Exposed (Almost)


We blogged before about the tin foil art that crops up on campus. Recently the artist surprised us with a few men climbing the exhibit cases. The whole library was abuzz and the story was picked up by the Devil's Tale. In today's Chronicle, Shining Li wrote a column about the student who creates this artwork.

"As it turns out, they’re made by a soft-spoken and thoughtfully philosophical student at Duke, who prefers anonymity. After picking up the skill at a young age, “bin Fuad” (a code name he specified upon our introduction) can now make each foil man in less than five minutes—and he makes, he said, sometimes a hundred at once to scatter across campus. At other times, he shapes just one based on a passing fancy and leaves it wherever it strikes him as a fitting location."

Whoever "bin Fuad" is, we want to say thanks for brightening our world just a little bit.

2 comments:

  1. I love it. I really hope he's seen our blog posts (and Flickr photostreams and Facebook fan pages). We're all definitely fans at the RBMSCL!

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  2. I am such a huge fan of his work. Thanks for the post. I've forwarded it to a colleague who loves his work...

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