Neil Tran’s painting in support of Victoria Hospice was inspired by a photo taken of the Canadian prairies, an ordinarily drab nature scene, but with Tran’s artistic flair, this work of art has a unique and modern edge. Tran first painted the whole picture across two 4×5 foot canvases. He then took 10,240 little dot stickers and put each on by hand, covering the 10 foot landscape. Next he used spray paint to cover the stickers, let it dry, then peeled each dot off, revealing a pixel-like painting of the prairies.
Over the weeks it took Tran to paint the image, place the dots, spray and remove the stickers, he documented the evolution of his $10,240 masterpiece in a photo series, which he posted at vexx.ca.
Cute captions make you feel like part of the experience, such as anecdotes that include 3 a.m. exhaustion, or his daughter’s curiosity and willingness to help out. “Sometimes I would spill paint or my daughter would accidentally leave me more paint than I needed,” Tran says. “I’m still scrubbing off paint on the hardwood floor.”