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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 278 UNEXPECTED ART FORMS

Tractor as Pencil

THE MUNDI MAN OF THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK

 

Ando’s immense depiction of an early Australian pioneer can only properly be viewed from the air. The brim of the figure’s hat alone is a mile across. Each line of the image is 10 meters wide. (For some reason, I picture Paul Hogan leaning against a muddied Jeep, in costume as “Crocodile Dundee,” dismissing some poor amateur’s notepad sketch: “That’s not a drawing...this is a drawing.”)

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Artist Ando and his tractor.

 

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