When you were a kid in elementary school and it was time for art hour, often popsicle sticks and toothpicks were the medium. Later on, many of us spend less time in the realm of arts and more time being practical – like making it to the cubicle on time each morning. Whether able to find the time for a little right brain stimulation or not, adults often skip over Elmer’s glue and little pieces of wood to release their creative spirits. Danish artist Mark Nors Arnesen not only chose the time honored tradition of glue and little pieces of wood, he found time to turn 8,000 of those little sticks into a cover for a publication.
“Drive in Toothpicks” is about at creative as it gets when the Little White Lies publication staff asked the Danish artist to pick the main character from a film and design a cover. Also known as Snor, the Danish artist works in illustration, painting, murals and as seen here, he has some other creative ideas up his sleeve. Luckily for the public, he took the time to film a time lapse of the process of making this piece. It is pretty fascinating to watch at high speed.