If you were to call American artist Christian Faur a Pointillist, you wouldn’t be too far off the mark. Rather than using a paintbrush to dot his artwork into life, the dots become the artwork, in 3D, in the form of crayons, in so many shades, it would make a busload of kindergarten teachers weep with envy. But Faur doesn’t raid the Crayola aisle at his local art or office supple store. He uses tens of thousands of hand-cast crayons in every masterpiece, tightly stacking the crayons atop one another in the precise position to achieve the desired effect—the sharpened tips become the dots.
The artist notes that every crayon represents an “individual pixel.” As such, the pixels come together most harmoniously when the viewer takes in the portrait from a distance, further evidence that Faur has gone beyond Pointillism and has integrated facets of sculpture and digital photography into his work.