There are many ways to use needles, and perhaps in the hands of a street artist, one may assume it has something to do with drugs. But you'd be wrong, this artist in particular is not diabetic, nor are they into body piercing, they use the needles as painting tools! The effects are wonderful, with lace like lines and a delicate spread of colour being the signature of this style. The ability to deliver tiny amounts of paint in exactly the right place is just the job for a short sticky sharp thing like a syringe. The artist was spotted in Baguio City, in the Philippines. It's a new way of using something from the everyday for something else to get a novel effect, and it seems to be catching on. Have a look at this syringe Jesus, painted by another Filipino, Kimberly Joy Magbanua.
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