Styrofoam Cups – It is Art!

Don’t mind the quality of the video, I am still a rookie but hope you love the soundtrack. My hand is up on that one. Original score!

As the story goes, I was at a meeting back in 2006 with a group of non too happy folks and found myself starring at the Styrofoam cup in my hands with little coffee at the bottom as quarrel broke out. Not wanting to get involved at whatever was going on at the moment, I poured my annoyance at the cup, “transporting” the picture of the English Channel on the wall, using regular Pilot medium pen.

I had no idea what I was up to or where I was going but soon found myself obsessively immersed in the art, using any opportunity I had to doodle/carve the styrofoam cups. Yes, I got a few “you are nuts”, “what are you going to do with it”, “how did you do that?” and “wow” kind look from those around me but I never stopped.

What a question, it is Art!

I ended up creating more and more, free hand, without a sketch, all original designs with the exception of the very first one. It is interesting, meticulous because you are carving into the foam but extremely relaxing. Here is a snapshot of Copyright © 2011 Safu Collection.