Phil Hansen is an artist who creates interesting art videos for Youtube. He has made portraits out of pine cones, painted a portrait of Bruce Lee with kung fu moves and tattooed a banana. Hansen challenges our preconceived ideas of art while pushing the boundaries of his own creativity.
In this art video, Phil Hansen honors 30 people who have influenced his life by painting symbolic pictures on his chest and making a video out of the art process. For some of these people, Hansen paints a portrait of their face, but for others, he paints a picture that symbolizes who they are or how they have influenced him. The time lapse video shows the artist painting over each picture in order to create a blank canvas for the next painting. Layer upon layer of paint covers his chest in a symbolic act that represents the layers of memory that a person collects over time. The artist had to stand in the same place for several hours to create this video, painting himself while looking in a mirror, behind the camera.