Photography by Patrick Harrell
Spin canvases at high speed and drop paint on them.
Spin art is a children’s activity, often found at school fairs. Kids drop paint onto a spinning square of paper, making beautiful, colorful patterns. As adults, we imagined it would be fun to scale this up, and up, and up. Our friends envisioned injuries, or worse — an elaborate, spinning contraption flying high into the sky and disappearing.
So we tried it, and after burning out the motor from a box fan, we realized that ...